Snuggled in the heart of
This impressive chapel was built using Hillsborough bluestones, a type of volcanic stones found in Hillsborough. This stone produces a natural iridescent that varies through 17 hues from bluish grey to rust orange. Most of the chapel’s trimmings including the lectern and pulpit are made from limestone extracted from
The choir vaults were made of stones while the interior walls and nave vault were made of a ceramic tile called Guastavino tiles. Another special tile, Akoustalith tile was used in the interior to absorb noises and enhance reverberation effect.
When you come to the chapel’s entrance you will be greeted by an ornate portal featuring exquisite relief carvings. These portray some of the significant characters who have made major contributions to Protestantism, Methodism and the
The Duke Chapel is considered to be one of the tallest buildings in the
Every nook and corner of the Duke Chapel’s exterior and interior is gracefully covered with the most refined artistry. The chapel boasts of three huge pipe organs depicting distinct styles. One of these organs claims to have over 6000 pipes while another has over 5000 pipes, whereas the oldest organ dates back to 1932. When you visit the Duke Chapel in
Resting only 20 minutes from the