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St Mary's Home Chapel, Alton

Description: St Mary's Home Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 141894

OS Grid Reference: SU7193539081
OS Grid Coordinates: 471935, 139081
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1465, -0.9730

Location: St Marys Close, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SS

Locality: Alton
Local Authority: East Hampshire District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: GU34 1SS

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Listing Text

St Mary's Home Chapel
SU 7139 2/100

Chapel to design of W D Caröe (1857 - 1928), with architectural details of high
quality; set in a hollow, surrounded by steep banks on SW, NW and NE. Foundation
stone of 1913. Roughcast walls with stone dressings; slate roofs; low shingled
centre tower with pyramidal roof and finial. SW end with slate-hung gable and
pentice over two narrow trefoil-headed lancets; nave roof descends low to each
side over "outshuts", each with SW slate-hung gable and pentice over single-
light lancet; central entrance with ashlar architrave with coved and embattled
entablature. From S end, SE elevation of nave with a tall single-light and
a two-light window to nave, the latter with foliated label; transept with close-
studded gablet with pentice at eaves level over two-light window, sanctuary
lit by a flat-arched four-light window strip with cinquefoil headed lights and
carved spandrels. Roof continues to NE over outshut. NE elevation with pyramidal
roof and witha large cross picked out in red tile on the wall below. In NW elevation
the roof descends lower over corridor wing of Chapel, its fenestration visible
in the contemporary link wing with glazed roof connecting chapel with mid C19
house. To North of this wing, an ashlar porch with parapet, two-centred doorway
with carved spandrels and statue in canopied niche beside it. To North again,
a low side wing lit by a canted three-light bay window and a two-light window,
both with leaded lights. Vaulted interior divided into bays by stone ribs;
wood embattled cornice; wood boarded belfry tower; panelled plaster sanctuary
ceiling with intersecting wooden ribs and bosses; two stone doorways at North
end of sanctuary; stone sedilia and piscina. SW end of chapel interior with
central stone doorway with segmental gallery opening above. Until 1983, gilded
reredos, probably by Caröe, and two contemporary side pews.

Listing NGR: SU7092839639

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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