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Description: Mount Vernon Hospital Chapel
Date Listed: 6 September 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 202943
OS Grid Reference: TQ0785991779
OS Grid Coordinates: 507859, 191779
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6145, -0.4436
5018 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD
Mount Vernon Hospital Chapel
TQ 09 SE 38/375
1904 by F L Wheeler. Building in Art Nouveau style, of closely set knapped
flint with ashlar dressings. Bay divisions are tall battered buttresses crowned
by carved medallions with masks. Along north and south walls 5-light stone-mullioned
and transomed windows fill the 4 bay spaces. Square west tower with battered
buttresses at angles and lights, only in top stage, recessed under segmental
relieving arches. Low-pitched swept tiled roof, with central spike and visible
rafter ends at eaves. West door, also under segmental relieving arch, flanked
by carved reliefs and side walls. Projecting 2-storey north vestry extension,
with traceried window, at east end. Large high east window also traceried.
Main roof tiled with east gable; chancel projects slightly from this.
Inside of very high quality material and workmanship. Carved oak fittings
include organ gallery, west pews, choir stall and choir screen with free serpentine
garland to top beam. Excellent metal work inlaid with enamels and semi-precious
stones. Sanctuary walls also inlaid with coloured stones and mosaic.
Listing NGR: TQ0769392071
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Source: English Heritage
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