Designs for Norley Street Chapel (or Norley Congregational Chapel), Norley Street, Plymouth: interior sections and details

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RIBApix ref no RIBA82522
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
CityPlymouth
Subject Date1833
Image Date1834
ViewInterior
StyleClassical Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceVOS/202 f.9
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Wightwick's work here is an enlargement of a 1797 building known as the New Tabernacle. It opened in 1833 and served its growing congregation until the congregation moved to a larger building, the Sherwell Congregational Church, in 1864. The Norley Street Chapel remained in use, however, until it was destroyed in a bombing raid in 1941. This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.

Subject tags

Chapels