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The Oratory House (Block Parallel to Brompton Road, Brompton Oratory), Kensington and Chelsea

Description: The Oratory House (Block Parallel to Brompton Road, Brompton Oratory)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 203547

OS Grid Reference: TQ2711579156
OS Grid Coordinates: 527115, 179156
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4971, -0.1702

Location: A4, Kensington, Greater London SW3 1LA

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

The Oratory House
(block parallel to Brompton
Road, Brompton Oratory)


London headquarters, private chapel and library of the Oratorian fathers. Main house (north block) and northern part of west wing designed by JJ Scoles, 1853. Southern part of west wing, 1872-3, partially refaced in stone by Leonard Stokes, 1911. Gault brick and stucco, slate roofs.
Italianate style. North block: four storeys, five windows wide, sash windows with margin lights, rustications to ground floor, central entrance. West wing: three storeys, with balustraded parapets. Interior of west wing includes on ground floor the Little Oratory, refitted with stalls apsidal sanctuary, altar and ceiling decoration by J Hungerford Pollen, 1871-2 and with grisaille paintings on walls by Edgar Ritchard with Adrian Brookholding-Jones, 1954; on first floor the
galleried library is chiefly by Scoles. At south end of west wing, St Wilfred's Hall on first floor has Italianate painted decoration.
The Oratory House is connected at the east end to the Brompton Oratory Church(q.v.)
Source: Survey of London, vol. 41, 1983, pp. 50-55

Listing NGR: TQ2711579156

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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