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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: THE ROYAL FOUNDATION OF ST KATHERINE

List entry Number: 1065284

Location

THE ROYAL FOUNDATION OF ST KATHERINE, BUTCHER ROW E1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityTower HamletsLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Sep-1973

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 205806

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. BUTCHER ROW E1 4431 (East Side) The Royal Foundation of St Katharine (Formerly listed as St James' Vicarage) TQ 3580 23/803 29.12.50. II* 2. 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

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National Grid Reference: TQ 35987 80972

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