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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.5113 / 51°30'40"N

Longitude: -0.0417 / 0°2'30"W

OS Eastings: 535989

OS Northings: 180970

OS Grid: TQ359809

Mapcode National: GBR K4.D4Y

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.789S

Entry Name: The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 11 December 2018

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205806

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Shadwell

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Shadwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(East Side)
The Royal Foundation
of St Katharine
(Formerly listed as
St James' Vicarage)
TQ 3580 23/803 29.12.50.
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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