GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHAPEL IN CENTRAL BLOCK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1113211
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1980
Statutory Address:
GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHAPEL IN CENTRAL BLOCK, GREAT ORMOND STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHAPEL IN CENTRAL BLOCK, GREAT ORMOND STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Camden (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30460 82042

Details

CAMDEN

TQ3082SW GREAT ORMOND STREET 798-1/95/673 (North side) 10/03/80 Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel in central block

II*

Hospital chapel. 1871-76. By EM Barry. Small rectangular chapel with apsidal east end, moved northwards to present site in 1992. INTERIOR in elaborate Franco-Italianate style. Main entrance in west end with black ebonised doors having decorative brass hinges and handles. Body of chapel divided by 4 columns of polished red Devonshire marble with richly carved and gilded capitals (flora, fauna and mythical beasts) on alabaster bases with green marble pedestals. Central dome painted with musician angels around the rim and pelican in piety in the centre. Apse windows set in pointed arch recesses with stained glass by Clayton and Bell depicting the childhood of Christ. Richly decorated apse ceiling with angels of Faith, Truth, Patience, Purity, Obedience, Charity, Honour and Hope ornamented on a gold ground; central roundel of the Lamb and flag. Chancel arch with strapwork intrados and dog tooth enrichment. Walls faced with alabaster and marble. Murals on north, south and west wall depicting "Suffer little children to come unto me", "feed my lambs + feed my sheep", St Peter and St Paul. Alabaster and marble altar rails with each panel containing a brass rose; elaborately modelled central gates of solid brass with crystal knobs. Cosmati work to floor. Fine contemporary fittings including black ebonised pews, pendant lamps, lectern and organ in recessed wall cavity.







Listing NGR: TQ3046082042

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
477660
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Reference: IOE01/12856/17
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