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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 GROSVENOR CHAPEL

List entry Number: 1236429

Location

THE GROSVENOR CHAPEL, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET W1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 427413

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 2880 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER SOUTH AUDLEY 68/88 STREET, Wl 24.2.58 The Grosvenor Chapel G.V. II* Grosvenor Estate chapel of ease to the parish of St. George's Hanover Square. 1729-30 by Benjamin Timbrell. Interior alterations by N. Comper early C.20. Stock brick with in part later stucco dressings, slate roof. Similar to St. Peter's Vere Street q.v., where Timbrell was builder under Gibbs, but not surprisingly a rather bolder version with massive pediment gables, that on west front broken by short tower and octagonal bell stage and slightly clumsy short spire. Four column Tuscan porch, the original pediment removed in alterations of 1828 when stucco scrolls and brackets to the main cornice of the tower were probably added, the tower quoins late C.19 or early C.20. Sides are 6 windows wide, the windows semicircular arched with stucco architraves. Interior has 3 galleries with square pillars below and Ionic columns above, the nave ceiling coved, the aisles groin vaulted. Alterations by Ninian Comper from 1912 in his mixed style with High Altar reredos advanced and giant Ionic columns carrying rood screen, creating Lady Chapel in original chancel with fine plasterwork of c.1730 to ceiling and the original tripartite reredos articulated by pilasters behind Comper's new Lady Altar. Finely carved pulpit of c.1730. 3 Comper windows in south aisle. Survey of London; Vol. XL. London; Vol. I, Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2839780520

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair Part 2 The buildings: Volume 40 , , Vol. 40, (1980)

National Grid Reference: TQ 28397 80520

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