|Skinner'grave,St.James church,Delhi. en.wikipedia.org|
It is also called Skinner's church. The church is similar to Italy’s Florence Cathedral and made of Mughal brick masonry in lime mortar, prevalent in that era.
The old church includes the graves of the entire family of Col Skinner and his 14 wives and children; British Commissioner of Delhi, William Frazer, and Thomas Metcalfe. William Frazer's bungalow was behind the church. Metcalfe lived in Delhi from 1813 to 1853, serving as Agent to the Governor General of India and Commissioner. The grave yard has innumerable tombs - many commissioners were buried here. There is a memorial to those killed in the 1857 Sepoy mutiny.
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The church design is based on 'Renaissance Revival’ style church on a cruciform plan (Greek Cross) with three porticoed porches and an octagonal dome. The fascinating rare features of this heritage church are the original European stained glass windows depicting the Crucifixion, Ascension of Christ and his Resurrection, besides a painting called ‘The Prodigal Son.’ It seems to be an original work of Italian painter Pompeo Batani.. Other rare possessions are a processional cross gifted by Lord Irwin, and a rare Pipe Organ, gifted in 1899 by T. Ralph.
|9th June, 2016 www.dailymail.co.u|