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Description: Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel in Central Block
Date Listed: 10 March 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 477660
OS Grid Reference: TQ3046082042
OS Grid Coordinates: 530460, 182042
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5222, -0.1210
TQ3082SW GREAT ORMOND STREET
798-1/95/673 (North side)
10/03/80 Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel
in central block
Hospital chapel. 1871-76. By EM Barry. Small rectangular
chapel with apsidal east end, moved northwards to present site
INTERIOR in elaborate Franco-Italianate style. Main entrance
in west end with black ebonised doors having decorative brass
hinges and handles. Body of chapel divided by 4 columns of
polished red Devonshire marble with richly carved and gilded
capitals (flora, fauna and mythical beasts) on alabaster bases
with green marble pedestals. Central dome painted with
musician angels around the rim and pelican in piety in the
centre. Apse windows set in pointed arch recesses with stained
glass by Clayton and Bell depicting the childhood of Christ.
Richly decorated apse ceiling with angels of Faith, Truth,
Patience, Purity, Obedience, Charity, Honour and Hope
ornamented on a gold ground; central roundel of the Lamb and
flag. Chancel arch with strapwork intrados and dog tooth
enrichment. Walls faced with alabaster and marble. Murals on
north, south and west wall depicting "Suffer little children
to come unto me", "feed my lambs + feed my sheep", St Peter
and St Paul. Alabaster and marble altar rails with each panel
containing a brass rose; elaborately modelled central gates of
solid brass with crystal knobs. Cosmati work to floor. Fine
contemporary fittings including black ebonised pews, pendant
lamps, lectern and organ in recessed wall cavity.
Listing NGR: TQ3046082042
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Source: English Heritage
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