Chapel House, 497, Blackfen Road, Sidcup - Bexley

An eye-catcher as part of the layout of Danson Park, circa 1761 and attributed to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The Chapel House is now separated from the park by the A2 trunk road and modern houses. The owner continues to maintain the building and carried out vegetation clearance in 2017 and is discussing render repairs with the Local Authority. The permission for a larger redevelopment scheme has expired and there are no immediate plans to bring the building back into use.

Chapel House, 497, Blackfen Road, Sidcup - Bexley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHAPEL HOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1064248
  • Local Planning Authority: Bexley
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Chapel House
  • Street Number: 497
  • Street Name: Blackfen Road
  • Locality: Sidcup
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Bexley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Old Bexley and Sidcup
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Commercial company

Contact Details

Alex Csicsek (LPA) 020 3045 3317

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England