St. George's Church is built of stone, roofed with lead, and arched over three of its aisles; within, the ceiling rests upon eight Corinthian columns, raised upon pedestals ; between these extend a band of ornamented scroll-work, &c. the intermediate spaces rilled with sunk pannels; the side aisles correspond in their decorations with this; four galleries occupy the three sides of the church, there being two galleries upon the west side, of which the uppermost contains the organ, and also seats for the children of the parochial charity schools. The finishing of the work in this church is well executed; the pulpit and altar are peculiarly handsome; the altar-piece is a fine painting, supposed to be from the pencil of Sir James Thornhill, whose paintings in St. Paul's we have noticed in a former walk. This church is one of the 50 new churches erected in the reign of Anne, by act of parliament; it has a plain body, with an elegant portico to the west front ; the diameter of the Corinthian pillars which compose the portico is large, and they support a handsome pediment, with an acroteria, upon its apex, but without further decoration. Above the clock, the corners of the tower are adorned with elegant and lofty Corinthian columns, coupled and crowned with their entablature, which at each angle supports two vases; above these the tower still rises till it is terminated by a dome, crowned with a turret, upon which is a ball, from which springs a weathercock. The ground upon which this building is founded was presented to the parish by Lieutenant- General Stewart, who, shortly after, bequeathed to it 40001. for the erection and endowment of a charity school.
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