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Chapel of Former London Orphan Asylum

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6625 / 51°39'45"N

Longitude: -0.392 / 0°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 511317

OS Northings: 197194

OS Grid: TQ113971

Mapcode National: GBR 47.V5R

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.5G4W

Entry Name: Chapel of Former London Orphan Asylum

Listing Date: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158204

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Town: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Tudor

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watford St John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 19 NW 4/22

Chapel of former London Orphan Asylum


1871 by Henry Dawson. Polychrome brick Gothic chapel with stone dressings. Four and a half bay nave, transepts and chancel with 3-sided apse. Plain lancet windows and small roses in transept gables. Ornate west front with clasping buttresses alternately brick and stone finishing in octagonal stone pinnacles. Brick main gable wall with stone niche and finial at apex, large stone plate-traceried rose set back in Gothic arch with polychrome brick voussoirs and stone side shafts. Hood mould over and string at base of recess and at springing level. Slightly projected gabled porch with stone shoulders, coping and apex. Polychrome brick arch with side shafts. Within, chancel not visible below windows. Original stained glass survives. Vehicle entrance broken through nave wall on west side.

Listing NGR: TQ1131797194

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