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Chapel of the Charterhouse

Chapel of the Charterhouse

City of London, GB

The Charterhouse is an almshouse on a secluded 7 acre site in Smithfield, London. The chapel has been, variously, the Chapter House of a Carthusian monastery, a storage place for Henry VIII's hunting equipment, and the private chapel of a Tudor mansion. Since 1613 it has been the place of worship for the beneficiaries (called Brothers) of the charity, Sutton's Hospital, and until 1872, the boys and staff of Charterhouse school.

Chapel of the château de Truscat

Chapel of the château de Truscat

Sarzeau, FR

The chapel of Truscat Castle, listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage, is located in Sarzeau, Brittany. The manor, that has been mentioned in records since the 15th century, was bought, between 1507 and 1515, by the Francheville family. It was rebuilt in 1702. Only the outbuildings and the 16th century chapel remain as part of the original building. It has a single nave surmounted by a Renaissance bell tower.

Chapel of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Chapel of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Chelsea, GB

The beautiful Chapel in the heart of Wren's original buildings is ideal for concerts, music recitals and carol services as well as for wedding ceremonies and christenings. The Chapel, which features an impressive mural of The Resurrection by Sebastiano Ricci, is home to a professional choir.

Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

Greater London, GB

The Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula is a special and unique place of worship with an extraordinary history. Historical documents refer to St Peter's as a Royal Chapel as early as the 12th century. Today it is a Chapel Royal and it is a 'Royal Peculiar' directly under the jurisdiction of The Queen. It is the parish church to HM Tower of London, the most visited heritage site in the country.

Chapel Saint-Antoine de Villard-Meyer

Chapel Saint-Antoine de Villard-Meyer

Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières, FR

The Chapel of Saint-Antoine de Villard-Meyer is located in Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It dates from the seventeenth century, as the altarpiece is dated 1664. It is an elongated building with a flat chevet; the nave is covered with a frame and the long roof is covered with slates. A barrel vault protects the choir. The one-bay bell tower, built with stone slabs, is off center on the main gable wall.

Chapel Saint-Fiacre

Chapel Saint-Fiacre

Plouider, FR

The chapel of Saint-Fiacre, is located in Pont-du-Châtel (commune of Plouider), in Brittany. Built in the sixteenth century, it is a rather unique chapel as it features a Beaumanoir bell tower which houses a bell cast in 1647. Dedicated to Saint Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners, it is best known for its "window to lepers", which allowed ‘kakous’ (excluded people) from the neighboring hamlet, (coopers, ropemakers and lepers) to attend the services without meeting the other faithful. Inside, there is a noteworthy font and, outside, the 15th century Calvary.

Chapel Saint-Gwenaël

Chapel Saint-Gwenaël

Moëlan-sur-Mer, FR

The chapel of Saint-Gwenaël (or Saint-Guenaël) is located in Moëlan-sur-Mer (Kermen), in Brittany. Built on the site of an old oratory, the building dates from the 18th century. It was restored in 1954. Currently, the chapel, which is nestled in a charming natural and green setting, is visible only from the outside.

Chapel Saint-Hubert

Chapel Saint-Hubert

Lebiez, FR

The Chapel of Saint-Hubert is located in Lebiez, in the Hauts-de-France region. It was erected in 1666 by the Decroix family, following the miraculous healing, by the intercession of Saint-Hubert, of a child bitten by a rabid dog. The building has a chevet with three cut sides, supported by angular buttresses. A small bell tower replaced a campenard during the restoration of 1872.

Chapel Saint-Humi

Chapel Saint-Humi

Uchizy, FR

The Chapel of Saint-Humi is located in Uchizy, in the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region. Built in the 12th century on the foundations of an ancient Gallic temple, the chapel belonged to a small monastic community. This place has, for millennia, been a site of pilgrimage and healing. The chapel is dedicated to Saint Humi, a hermit monk of the diocese of Saint-Claude in the Jura, who was a renowned healer of deaf people and stunted children.

Chapel Saint-Jacques-et-Saint-Christophe d'Auvillers

Chapel Saint-Jacques-et-Saint-Christophe d'Auvillers

Neuilly-sous-Clermont, FR

The Chapel of Saint-Jacques and Saint-Christophe d'Auvillers is located in Neuilly-sous-Clermont. The chapel, has pre-Romanesque features, such as a single nave opening onto a flat chevet choir, that was later rebuilt in a primitive Gothic style. It is surmounted by a stone belfry with an octagonal slate spire. The chapel housed a white Carrara marble bas-relief: "The Madonna of Auvillers" by Augustine said Duccio (fifteenth century), that has now been replaced by a copy after the original was moved to the Louvre.

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