THE GROSVENOR CHAPEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1236429

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Statutory Address: THE GROSVENOR CHAPEL, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE GROSVENOR CHAPEL, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET W1

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 28397 80520

Details

TQ 2880 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER SOUTH AUDLEY 68/88 STREET, Wl 24.2.58 The Grosvenor Chapel G.V. II* Grosvenor Estate chapel of ease to the parish of St. George's Hanover Square. 1729-30 by Benjamin Timbrell. Interior alterations by N. Comper early C.20. Stock brick with in part later stucco dressings, slate roof. Similar to St. Peter's Vere Street q.v., where Timbrell was builder under Gibbs, but not surprisingly a rather bolder version with massive pediment gables, that on west front broken by short tower and octagonal bell stage and slightly clumsy short spire. Four column Tuscan porch, the original pediment removed in alterations of 1828 when stucco scrolls and brackets to the main cornice of the tower were probably added, the tower quoins late C.19 or early C.20. Sides are 6 windows wide, the windows semicircular arched with stucco architraves. Interior has 3 galleries with square pillars below and Ionic columns above, the nave ceiling coved, the aisles groin vaulted. Alterations by Ninian Comper from 1912 in his mixed style with High Altar reredos advanced and giant Ionic columns carrying rood screen, creating Lady Chapel in original chancel with fine plasterwork of c.1730 to ceiling and the original tripartite reredos articulated by pilasters behind Comper's new Lady Altar. Finely carved pulpit of c.1730. 3 Comper windows in south aisle. Survey of London; Vol. XL. London; Vol. I, Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2839780520

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 427413

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair Part 2 The buildings: Volume 40 , , Vol. 40, (1980)

End of official listing