Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel is in the village of Burghclere, Hampshire, England. It is a Grade I listed 1920s decorated chapel, designed by Lionel Pearson to house war paintings. The chapel surrounded by lawns and orchards, with views of Watership Down. It is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-sandhammemorialchapel/] .

The chapel is mainly known for its murals by the 20th-century English artist Stanley Spencer [http://www.open-studios.org.uk/2007/pages/61.html] from Cookham, inspired by his experience of World War I [http://www.art-ww1.com/gb/texte/104text.html] . He was influenced by Giotto’s Arena Chapel murals in Padua, Italy. The murals took five years to complete and are considered to be amongst his finest work.

External links

* [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-sandhammemorialchapel/ Sandham Memorial Chapel information at the National Trust]
** [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-sandhammemorialchapel/w-sandhammemorialchapel-photo_gallery.htm Online photograph gallery at the National Trust ]
* [http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/leisure/attractions/heritage/sandham.htm Basingstoke and Deane local government information]
* [http://www.art-ww1.com/gb/texte/104text.html Art of the First World War information]
* [http://www.cookham.com/about/images/convoyofwoundedsoldiers.htm Convoy of Wounded Soldiers Arriving at Beaufort Hospital Gates] (1927)


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