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The Oratory House (Block Parallel to Brompton Road, Brompton Oratory)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brompton & Hans Town, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.4971 / 51°29'49"N

Longitude: -0.1702 / 0°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 527115

OS Northings: 179156

OS Grid: TQ271791

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.ZJ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.0MDQ

Entry Name: The Oratory House (Block Parallel to Brompton Road, Brompton Oratory)

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203547

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Brompton & Hans Town

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity with St Paul, Onslow Sq and St Augustine, Sth Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

The Oratory House
(block parallel to Brompton
Road, Brompton Oratory)


London headquarters, private chapel and library of the Oratorian fathers. Main house (north block) and northern part of west wing designed by JJ Scoles, 1853. Southern part of west wing, 1872-3, partially refaced in stone by Leonard Stokes, 1911. Gault brick and stucco, slate roofs.
Italianate style. North block: four storeys, five windows wide, sash windows with margin lights, rustications to ground floor, central entrance. West wing: three storeys, with balustraded parapets. Interior of west wing includes on ground floor the Little Oratory, refitted with stalls apsidal sanctuary, altar and ceiling decoration by J Hungerford Pollen, 1871-2 and with grisaille paintings on walls by Edgar Ritchard with Adrian Brookholding-Jones, 1954; on first floor the
galleried library is chiefly by Scoles. At south end of west wing, St Wilfred's Hall on first floor has Italianate painted decoration.
The Oratory House is connected at the east end to the Brompton Oratory Church(q.v.)
Source: Survey of London, vol. 41, 1983, pp. 50-55

Listing NGR: TQ2711579156

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