CLERK OF THE WORKS OFFICE AND THE REMAINS OF THE CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE LITTLE CLOISTERS LODGINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1357234
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
CLERK OF THE WORKS OFFICE AND THE REMAINS OF THE CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1
Statutory Address:
LITTLE CLOISTERS LODGINGS, 1,2,2A,2B, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1
Statutory Address:
LITTLE CLOISTERS LODGINGS, 4-7, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1

Map

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LITTLE CLOISTERS LODGINGS
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Location

Statutory Address:
CLERK OF THE WORKS OFFICE AND THE REMAINS OF THE CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1
Statutory Address:
LITTLE CLOISTERS LODGINGS, 1,2,2A,2B, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1
Statutory Address:
LITTLE CLOISTERS LODGINGS, 4-7, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1

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 30108 79406

Details

TO 3079 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BROAD SANCTUARY, SW1 101/9 (ABBEY PRECINCT AND WESTMINSTER SCHOOL) 24.2.58 (excluding Chapel) 9.1.70 (Chapel only) Little Cloisters: Lodgings Nos 1, 2, 2A, 2B and 4 to 7 consec with the Clerk of the Works Office and the remains of the Chapel of St Catherine.

G.V. I

Cloister, lodgings and remains of Infirmary chapel. Late C.14 Farmery cloister on site of C.12 Infirmary with remains of c.1170 Chapel of St. Katherine, the cloister arcade of c.1680-81 and the lodgings and offices later C.17 rebuilds incorporating C.14 masonry, and badly damaged in World War II and considerably rebuilt above ground floors. Stone, C.17 and C.20 brickwork, tiled roofs. The Farmery cloister is approached by a tunnel vaulted C.11 passage from the Dark Cloister. The c.1680-81 arcade has ashlar piers and segmental arches with original wrought iron railings and good wrought iron gate to garth. The Chapel of St. Katherine is the major surviving part of the Infirmary east of the cloister with a c.1371-72, clustered shaft, 2-centred arched doorway off the east walk into the ruins of the chapel (standing in the gardens of the lodgings) with nave and aisles of which the south arcade and part of the south aisle wall with Norman windows survive. The lodgings, Nos. 1 and 2, 2A, 2B in the north range and Nos. 6, 7 and 8 in the south, incorporate C.14 stonework to ground floor giving on to cloister and to east, with a fragment of the C.11 east wall of the Reredorter in the south west corner; the Clerk of Works Office is in the C.14 Chamberlain's store and No. 5 includes the former Infirmarer's Hall. Late C.17 and architraved doorways into cloister. Upper floor and roofs with pedimented dormers, rebuilt post-war in late C.17 manner with heavy wooden eaves cornice. No. 4, above medieval foundations, essentially later C.17; dark red brick, tiled gable and roof. L plan. 3 storeys and basement. 3 window wide north wing; south front 5 windows wide to Abbey Garden; recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches; interior retains panelling and cornices with closed string, turned baluster staircase (No. 3 lodging rebuilt after war damage). See also Precinct Wall entry.

R.C.H.M. London Vo1 I; N Pevsner

Listing NGR: TQ3009979394

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
208811
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)

Legal

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

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