The Tree at the top of Denmark Hill by George Shepherd

This painting by George Shepherd is held in a private collection.

Tree at the top of Denmark Hill by George Shepherd

It is a view looking north from the Herne Hill side of the Triangle. Now the home of the Fox on the Hill. In the distance you can see a row of large houses and the top of Denmark Hill Chapel.

The chapel was built in 1773. “It was said that the inhabitants of Camberwell Green area “found it very difficult or impracticable to procure Seats or accomodation to attend divine service in the Parish Church of Camberwell” (St Giles)”. It was demolished in 1846, to allow the building of St Matthews Church, on the site of the current Dental Hospital.

More on the Denmark Hill Chapel here:

https://loughborough-junction.org/2016/04/09/denmark-hill-chapel/

George Shepherd was born in 1784 and died in 1862. More on George Shepherd on Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Shepherd_(artist)

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