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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Arthur Haygarth

Arthur Haygarth

Cricketer. Born in Hastings, Sussex. He played for Sussex, the M.C.C. and Middlesex. After retiring as a player, he achieved fame as a writer and historian on cricket. Died in Pimlico.

Person, History, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Johnny Haynes

Johnny Haynes

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Person, Sport / Games, Scotland

1 memorial
David Sheppard

David Sheppard

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Person, Religion, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Stanley Hallam Rothwell

Stanley Hallam Rothwell

Body builder and artists' model who posed for a number of statues on display in London. Rothwell was brought to our attention by Broderick D.V. Chow in this Londonist article. This, together with ...

Person, Art, Artists' Model, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry

Footballer. Born at Les Ulis, Essonne, France. He played for several teams and is best known for his time with Arsenal F.C. from 1999 to 2007. 

Person, Sport / Games, France

1 memorial