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Description: Chapel at St Philomenas Convent
Date Listed: 1 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 206789
OS Grid Reference: TQ2748664461
OS Grid Coordinates: 527486, 164461
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3649, -0.1701
Chapel at St Philomena's
TQ 2764 SW 19/159
1899 to 1900; designed by E Ingress Bell. Rectangular structure with gabled
roof and tower at south-east end. Brick walls with stone dressings and knapped
flint work. Nave, chancel and East aisle chapel. Entrance front in south gable
end; moulded 2-centred stone doorway; single light window with cusped head to
either side. Higher in the wall face, a stone statue of the Virgin in a niche
with stone canopy over flanked to either side by a window with cusped head, the
whole enclosed by a stone arch. To east and partly to rear, a brick tower with
decorative courses of flint and stone, surmounted by an octagonal lantern and
short broach spire. West front of 8 bays, each marked by a brick pilaster and
hexafoil. Moulded plinth. Toothed brick courses above windows. Triple lancet
window to chancel. Within, an organ loft above vestibule at south end of nave;
pieta in vestibule. Pointed arches and vaulted roof to nave. The walls of nave,
side-aisle and vestibule entirely lined with a finely executed scheme of mosaic
decoration apparently derived in subject matter from Byzantine sources. Chancel
walls, floor and altar table lined with inlaid marble in the Italian style.
Listing NGR: TQ2748664461
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Source: English Heritage
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