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William newton

Chapel at greenwich hospital was much simpler than it was today. There were no pews and wounded sailors had to stand throughout daily services. A fire in 1779 gutted the building, leaving a shell. It was redecorated in 1781 by James Athenian Stuart (who left all the work to his clerks of works Robert Mylne and William Newton ) and stuart's influence in ancient greek architecture and design is evident Greek Revival Style