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The Royal Foundation of St Katherine, Tower Hamlets

Description: The Royal Foundation of St Katherine

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 205806

OS Grid Reference: TQ3598780972
OS Grid Coordinates: 535987, 180972
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5113, -0.0418

Location: Cable Street (Stop LS), London E1W E14 8DS

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E14 8DS

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Listing Text

(East Side)
The Royal Foundation
of St Katharine
(Formerly listed as
St James' Vicarage)
TQ 3580 23/803 29.12.50.
Late C18/early C19 facade but believed to have been originally a Master Shipwright's
house of early C18. Yellow stock brick with stone cornice on flat brackets below
partly balustraded parapet. Stone band at 1st floor sills. 3 storeys, 3 windows.
Gauged flat arches to recessed windows, those of ground floor in shallow, semi-circular
arched recesses. Ionic projecting tetrastyle wooden porch has been restored.
Interior has Ionic pillars in hall, good staircase with carved brackets below
treads and simple carved ends. Panelled doors. C18. Italian and English mural
paintings of excellent quality although needing some restoration. The modern
cloisters contain a number of memorials and nearby, 2 mediaeval statues from the
previous chapels of the Royal Foundation (on the site of St Katharine's Dock and
in Regent's Park). There are also a number of Royal Coats of Arms. The modern
chapel contains many interesting features including fine C14 misericord seats,
with stalls of C17 and an early C17 pulpit with bas relief carving. There are
a number of other fine pieces of early wood carving and a small, C18 organ, all
moved from the original chapel of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

Listing NGR: TQ3598780972

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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