Interior view of the Great Hall of Christ's Hospital, by George Hawkins
Interior view of the Great Hall of Christ's Hospital, by George Hawkins
1320
Interior view of the Great Hall of Christ's Hospital, by George Hawkins
Interior of the Great Hall of Christ's Hospital with the children seated at dinner tables. The children are wearing the long blue coats which are part of their school uniform. In the foreground adult figures are standing. The Great Hall was designed by architect, John Shaw Senior. It was completed in 1829, just before this print is dated. The Great Hall had an ornate wooden beamed ceiling and wooden panelling. At the far end there is a tiered gallery and an organ. At the bottom of the picture is the name of the artist George Hawkins and the measurements of the Great Hall given as 187 feet by 51 feet and a height of 49 feet. Christ’s Hospital was founded by Edward VI in 1552, as a home for poor or orphaned children. Originally Christ’s Hospital was housed in the former Greyfriars monastery in Newgate Street in the City of London. In 1902 the school relocated to Horsham, West Sussex. The Great Hall was destroyed during bomb in the Second World War.
1830
London Metropolitan Archives
Main Print Collection
Hawkins, George
Hawkins, George
Hawkins, Moon & Jennings
aquatint
paper
30cms
27cms
q2826230
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