The Newcastle Chamber Pew in St George's Church, where Queen Victoria sat as a child. Sixteenth century. Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]
The pew was installed for the Duke of Newcastle in 1725, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect of the original house at Claremont. This special pew is opposite the unusual three-stage pulpit. The pew had its own private entrance, and the royal party had their own fireplace. There were further box pews for their retinue. [JB].
- Private entrance to the Newcastle Pew
- Choir Vestry from the nave
- Memorial to Prince Leopold and Princess Charlotte
- Memorial Bust of the Duke of Albany
- Tomb of Viscount and Viscountess Esher
Howkins, Chris. Hidden Surrey: Town and Country. Newbury: Countryside, 1990.
Last modified 1 September 2006