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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WEST NORWOOD MEMORIAL PARK AUGUSTUS RALLI MORTURY CHAPEL IN THE GREEK BURIAL GROUND

List entry Number: 1064989

Location

WEST NORWOOD MEMORIAL PARK AUGUSTUS RALLI MORTURY CHAPEL IN THE GREEK BURIAL GROUND, NORWOOD ROAD SE27

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityLambethLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Apr-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Mar-1981

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 204529

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(off) NORWOOD ROAD SE27 1. (east side) 5023

TQ 3272 32/740 8.4.74 Mortuary Chapel in Greek Burial Ground in West Norwood Memorial Park in (formerly listed as in West Norwood Cemetery) II*

the entry shall be amended to read as follows:

TQ3272 (OFF) NORWOOD ROAD 963-0/32/740 (East side) 08/04/74 West Norwood Memorial Park Augustus Ralli Mortuary Chapel in the Greek Burial Ground

GV II*

Doric temple mortuary chapel. c1872, attributed to J. Oldrid Scott. White and gold coloured fossiliferous limestone. Small Greek Doric temple aligned north-south with tetrastyle porticos at both ends approached by steps; pediment over north end with sculptured marble Christian figures but composition and style based on Parthenon models. Metopes with similar figures depicting scenes from the life of Christ. Architraved entrance with double doors and fishscale glazed overlight. Set back, lower side wings flank the temple; chanelled ashlar with pilasters at angles supporting a Doric entablature. Each with an vertically inset narrow window. Interior with richly coffered blue ceiling. Classical proportions well judged for the 1870s. Augustus Ralli died whilst at Eton.

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(off) NORWOOD ROAD SE27 1. (east side) 5023 Mortuary Chapel in Greek Burial Ground in West Norwood Memorial Park (formerly listed as in West Norwood Cemetery) TQ 3272 32/740 8.4.74

II*

2. Circa 1872, possibly by J Oldrid Scott, to the memory of Augustus Ralli. Small Doric temple with tetrastyle portico at each end, all of fossiliferous limestone white for the stylobate and golden for rest of building. In front, pediment and metopes are marble sculptures of religious subjects although compositions are based on Parthenon models. Set back lower side wings with rusticated ends, angle pilasters, plain metopes and narrow windows. Double door with fanlight of fishscale glazing. Handsome painted ceiling inside.

Listing NGR: TQ3240872248

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: TQ 32408 72248

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