The interior of the Royal Chapel in Palace Place, itself an 1822 reconstruction of the Castle Inn ballroom, was moved from Castle Square to Montpelier Place in 1851 as St Stephen's Church of England. It closed in 1939 and became the Chichester Diocesan church for the deaf and dumb for some years.
This once attractive building has an air of neglect, its current use was unclear. This is the view from the west.
According to the plaque on the front of this building:
"This building which originally stood in Castle Square was designed by John Crunden in 1766 as the ball room of the Castle Tavern became the chapel of the Royal Pavilion in 1822 and was moved to this site in 1852.
The plaque was erected by the Regency Society."
Here is the building looking from the east.
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