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Chapel in the Wood
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Front of the chapel
General information
Type Chapel
Architectural style early Gothic Revival
Location Strawberry Hill, London, England, UK
Completed 1774
Technical details
Floor count 1
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name Chapel in the Wood, Strawberery Hill
Designated 25 May 1983
Reference no. 1253028

The Chapel in the Wood is a chapel in the grounds of St Mary's University on Waldegrave Road in the Strawberry Hill part of Twickenham, London. The chapel is an example of early Gothic Revival architecture and is a Grade I listed building.

The chapel was built for Horace Walpole in 1772–74 and was in the grounds of his home, Strawberry Hill House. Subsequent building separated the chapel from the house, as the nearest parts of those grounds have been built on with what is now St Mary's University.

The roof is of slate and the front is of Portland stone, with a design inspired by a tomb in Salisbury Cathedral. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described the blue and gold vaulted ceiling as "pretty".

Restoration and rededication

The chapel was restored in 1954 and rededicated to the Virgin Mary with a new statue from Italy and some new stained glass.

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Walpole's motto Fari quae sentiat – "To speak what he feels"
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