Building    From 1783  To 1941

The Ring / Surrey Chapel / Rowland Hill's Chapel

Categories: Sport / Games

On the site now occupied by TfL's Palastre House. Built in fields as an octagonal independent chapel by Reverend Rowland Hill, no relative to Sir Rowland Hill, although the PO man is said to have been named for the churchman. The area soon became built up and larger buildings were required. 1876, under the ministry of Newman Hall, the congregation moved to the newly-built Christ Church, Westminster Bridge Road (at Lambeth North tube). In 1881 the chapel was remodelled for commercial use and in 1910 was turned into a boxing ring. See Bella Burge for the story of this building's second life.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
The Ring / Surrey Chapel / Rowland Hill's Chapel

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Christ Church - 1873

This foundation stone marks the beginning of the building works on the church...

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Dog and Pot sculpture

Dickens was a boy of 12 when he passed this sign on his way to work in 1824. ...

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First Blackfriars Station

SER Blackfriars Station This is the entrance to the former Blackfriars Statio...

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The Ring pub

{Above the picture:} The Ring {Below the picture:} Opposite the site of the B...

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Other Subjects

Jules Rimet

Jules Rimet

Football administrator. Born in eastern France. Initially a lawyer, in 1897 he started a sports club called Red Star which did not discriminate against individuals on the basis of class. He was inv...

Person, Law, Sport / Games, France

1 memorial
Commonwealth Walkway Trust

Commonwealth Walkway Trust

Established in 2012 with a donation made by the Jubilee Walkway Trust. The Trust’s charitable mission is to create walkways in towns and cities around the world to preserve and protect the physical...

Group, Education, Gardens / Agriculture, History, Sport / Games

2 memorials
Mark Slavin

Mark Slavin

Wrestler. Born in Minsk, Belarus SSR. Winner of the Soviet Greco-Roman wrestling middleweight junior championship in 1971. He moved to Israel to join their Olympic team. Murdered by Palestinian ter...

Person, Sport / Games, Tragedy, Germany, Israel/Palestine

1 memorial
Hopkin Thomas Maddock

Hopkin Thomas Maddock

A player at the London Welsh Rugby Football Club who was killed in WW1.

Person, Sport / Games

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Horace Wyndham Thomas

Horace Wyndham Thomas

A player at the London Welsh Rugby Football Club who was killed in WW1.

Person, Sport / Games

War dead, WW1
1 memorial