This exquisite chapel is the work of little known William Wallace carried out, together with the adjoining staircases, in 1892. He was a London architect, in partnership several times with others, and involved in some quite large projects including the original, fairly lavish Debenhams department store carried out in 1906 with James Gibson, now known simply as 33 Wigmore St. He also was responsible for the chapel at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. Here at Ridley Hall the chapel was a gift from an alumnus, who gave just sufficiently generously for the small extra touches, especially the timber bell turret which gives it it's character. The buildings on the right are part of the original block by Charles Luck built ten years before, and about whom I could find out nothing at all.
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