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Chapel of Former London Orphan Asylum, Watford

Description: Chapel of Former London Orphan Asylum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158204

OS Grid Reference: TQ1131797194
OS Grid Coordinates: 511317, 197194
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6625, -0.3920

Location: Keele Close, Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 4QL

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD24 4QL

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Listing Text


Chapel of former
London Orphan Asylum
TQ 19 NW 4/22


1871 by Henry Dawson. Polychrome brick Gothic chapel with stone dressings.
Four and a half bay nave, transepts and chancel with 3-sided apse. Plain lancet
windows and small roses in transept gables. Ornate west front with clasping buttresses
alternately brick and stone finishing in octagonal stone pinnacles. Brick main
gable wall with stone niche and finial at apex, large stone plate-traceried rose
set back in Gothic arch with polychrome brick voussoirs and stone side shafts. Hood
mould over and string at base of recess and at springing level. Slightly projected
gabled porch with stone shoulders, coping and apex. Polychrome brick arch with
side shafts.
Within, chancel not visible below windows. Original stained glass and stone pulpit
survive. Vehicle entrance broken through nave wall on west side.

Listing NGR: TQ1131797194

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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