The Story of the 'Domus Dei' of Portsmouth

The Story of the 'Domus Dei' of Portsmouth : Commonly Called the Royal Garrison Church

By (author) 

List price: US$80.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The 'Domus Dei', otherwise known as the Garrison Church, in Portsmouth is a familiar landmark to ships sailing into and out of Portsmouth Harbour. It was originally founded about 1210 as a 'hospital' for travellers - especially pilgrims - arriving at the port. After the Reformation its main building became a church, and was frequently used by naval and army personnel before embarkation. In 1814 the sovereigns and leaders of the Allies against Napoleon gathered there during the peace celebrations following his abdication, but by the middle of the century it had become dilapidated. A restoration project was begun in 1865, and this history of the building was published in 1873 by Henry P. Wright, 'chaplain to the Forces', with the intention of raising further donations towards the refurbishment, which he describes in detail. The church was severely damaged by bombing in 1941, but remains consecrated and is occasionally used for more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 22 b/w illus.
  • 113917679X
  • 9781139176798

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The 'Domus Dei', historical sketch of; 2. The restoration of the 'Domus Dei'; The Restored Church: 3. Its gifts and its memorials; 4. The altar; 5. The organ; 6. Memorial stalls; 7. Memorial windows; 8. Funeral tables; 9. The lectern; 10. The pulpit; 11. Old colours of regiments; 12. Wardens or Masters of the 'Domus Dei'; 13. Old documents relating to the 'Domus Dei'; 14. The 'Domus Dei' and the fortifications of Portsmouth; more