Magdalen House chapel, St George's Fields, Southwark, London: view of the octagonal interior from the chancel
|Artist/Photographer||Pugin, Augustus Charles (c. 1769-1832) | Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827)|
|Library Reference||EW E.e.315/2|
|Subject||Chapels ; Hostels|
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 54 NOTES: The Magdalen Hospital, originally located in Goodman's Fields, was a charity founded in 1758 for 'the reception of penitent female prostitutes'. After its relocation to purpose-built accommodation with a chapel in St George's Fields in 1774, it was known as Magdalen House.
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