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The Oratory, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: The Oratory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 203545

OS Grid Reference: TQ2715679165
OS Grid Coordinates: 527156, 179165
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4971, -0.1696

Location: Cottage Place, Kensington, Greater London SW3 1LA

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW3 1LA

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Listing Text


15.4.69 The Oratory

Church. 1884. H Gribble. Stone. Elaborate Italian Baroque style building. Nave of
3 main bays. Side chapels. Transepts and apsed chancel. Symmetrical facade, 5 bays
to ground floor, 3 above. Pediment; recessed porch. Partly rusticated with applied
pilasters and blind niches. Return elevations with similar treatment, and balustraded
parapets to nave and aisle parapets. Lead covered dome over crossing with cupola and
ball finial. Elaborate marble-lined interior, with domes to nave, top lit side chapels
and much Baroque-style marble sculpture, including spandrel figures.

Listing NGR: TQ2715679165

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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