Click here to skip to content

Mr Barker's Chapel

Mr Barker's Chapel

Artist: Matthews, C.

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1839

Shelfmark: Add. MS 16945 f.35

Length: 11.2

Width: 17.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

This picture illustrates one of the many chapels found in Deptford during the 19th century.

Deptford became an important suburb of London in the 16th century, when it was one of England's main shipbuilding sites. The Royal Dockyard and the East India Company's yard were established here during the reign of Henry VIII. It was in the 19th century that Deptford became a huge industrial centre hosting chemical works, engineering works, gasworks, soap and candle factories, sawmills, coal and timber wharves, paintworks, breweries, food stores and verdigris works for the manufacture of copper sulphate.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online