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Clerk of the Works Office and the Remains of the Chapel of St Catherine little Cloisters Lodgings

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.4986 / 51°29'55"N

Longitude: -0.127 / 0°7'37"W

OS Eastings: 530108

OS Northings: 179406

OS Grid: TQ301794

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.NY

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RL6J

Entry Name: Clerk of the Works Office and the Remains of the Chapel of St Catherine little Cloisters Lodgings

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208811

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Westminster Abbey Extra Parochial Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

24.2.58 (excluding Chapel)
9.1.70 (Chapel only) Little Cloisters:
Lodgings Nos 1, 2, 2A, 2B
and 4 to 7 consec with the
Clerk of the Works Office
and the remains of the
Chapel of St Catherine.

G.V. I

Cloister, lodgings and remains of Infirmary chapel. Late C.14 Farmery
cloister on site of C.12 Infirmary with remains of c.1170 Chapel of
St. Katherine, the cloister arcade of c.1680-81 and the lodgings and
offices later C.17 rebuilds incorporating C.14 masonry, and badly damaged
in World War II and considerably rebuilt above ground floors. Stone, C.17
and C.20 brickwork, tiled roofs. The Farmery cloister is approached by a
tunnel vaulted C.11 passage from the Dark Cloister. The c.1680-81 arcade
has ashlar piers and segmental arches with original wrought iron railings
and good wrought iron gate to garth. The Chapel of St. Katherine is the
major surviving part of the Infirmary east of the cloister with a
c.1371-72, clustered shaft, 2-centred arched doorway off the east walk into
the ruins of the chapel (standing in the gardens of the lodgings) with nave
and aisles of which the south arcade and part of the south aisle wall with
Norman windows survive. The lodgings, Nos. 1 and 2, 2A, 2B in the north
range and Nos. 6, 7 and 8 in the south, incorporate C.14 stonework to
ground floor giving on to cloister and to east, with a fragment of the C.11
east wall of the Reredorter in the south west corner; the Clerk of Works
Office is in the C.14 Chamberlain's store and No. 5 includes the former
Infirmarer's Hall. Late C.17 and architraved doorways into cloister.
Upper floor and roofs with pedimented dormers, rebuilt post-war in late
C.17 manner with heavy wooden eaves cornice. No. 4, above medieval
foundations, essentially later C.17; dark red brick, tiled gable and roof.
L plan. 3 storeys and basement. 3 window wide north wing; south front 5
windows wide to Abbey Garden; recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged
arches; interior retains panelling and cornices with closed string, turned
baluster staircase (No. 3 lodging rebuilt after war damage). See also
Precinct Wall entry.

London Vo1 I; N Pevsner

Listing NGR: TQ3009979394

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