Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 -  The Albert Memorial Chapel, Windsor, looking East

Albert Memorial Chapel - photograph


This picture shows the Chapel from the opposite end. The sarcophagus of Prince Albert, who died in 1861, is now seen furthest away, and that in the foreground is the Duke of Albany's. The Duke, who died in 1884, is represented in the dress of the Seaforth Highlanders. The porphyry sarcophagus in the middle is that of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Clarence, who died in 1892, Thus three generations are commemorated. Sir Gilbert Scott designed the reliefs on the reredos, which tell the story of the Resurrection. The reredos itself is inlaid with malachite, lapis lazuli, alabaster, and other precious stones, which are lavished also on every part of the Chapel. It may be interesting to add that the Chapel is 68 feet long by 28 feet broad, and 60 feet in height.