Lovekyn Chapel


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Lovekyn Chapel, 105, London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6NH


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Statutory Address:
Lovekyn Chapel, 105, London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6NH

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

Greater London Authority
Kingston upon Thames (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 18575 69358


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/06/2018

TQ 1869 SE 7B/7

KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES LONDON ROAD (north side) No 105, Lovekyn Chapel

(Formerly listed as Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston Grammar School, previously listed as Chantry Chapel of St Mary Magdalene (also known as Lovekyn Chapel) LONDON ROAD)

30.7.51 II* A chantry chapel founded by Edward Lovekyn in 1309 partly rebuilt in 1352 and much renewed in 1886. Became Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in 1561 and subsequently renamed Kingston Grammar School, which it has been a part of ever since.

A plain rectangular building with gabled east and west ends and octagonal corner turrets at the east end. Three bays wide. Originally flint-faced but the east wall and the two eastern bays of the south wall were re-faced with ashlar in the late C19. The turrets are also ashlar-faced. The east and west windows are similar, having three light cusped Perpendicular windows. Two light side windows. Only one of the three in the north wall is now open. On the south side, only the two eastern bays now have windows; in the western bay is a two-centred-arched doorway. Three bay interior, with two cusped arches set in north and south walls between windows. Corbel in form of carved head attached to a mullion at the east end. King post roof. (Victoria County History for Surrey).

Formerly a Scheduled Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ1857569358


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Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911)


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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