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Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

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In 1696, the Royal Naval Hospital for Seamen was established, extravagant architecture was required to show the monarchic splendour of a royal foundation. The brilliant master plan by Sir Christopher Wren incorporated the King Charles Block, previously designed by John Webb. The Queen's House is fine in its own right, the essential charm of the complex is the presence of two smaller-than-usual domes, one dedicated to St. Peter and one to St. Paul. The chapel, formerly featuring an apse and reconfigured over the years, now features a large painting of St. Paul being shipwrecked at Malta behind the altar. Called 'the finest of Wren's secular buildings' and 'the most distinguished group of buildings in England' by Margaret Whinney, art historian.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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Hello there,

I'm Ex royal Navy, 1984/95 & I had to go to RNH Haslar in 91/92, a) this is only a small question thats why i didntselect Questions..... But do you still operate as a Hospital??

b)can I just say, that I heard about RNH London while watching the London Marathon, & just want to say what a Lovely building, the London hospital is. I didnt realise that you were there. Thanks to RNH Haslar, Im now left Disabled, & I dont have a lot of hope. Please if you can offer any type of help, or if you have any information on RHN Hospital, please could you contact me on 07804528615, or sent to... Kashmir, 20 Pinfold Grove, Bridlington, E yorks, YO16 7GU.

Please could you use the above Name.

Many thanks,

DS Williamson.

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