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Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel in Central Block

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5222 / 51°31'20"N

Longitude: -0.121 / 0°7'15"W

OS Eastings: 530460

OS Northings: 182042

OS Grid: TQ304820

Mapcode National: GBR K8.0H

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.VZDY

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCH+VJ

Entry Name: Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel in Central Block

Listing Date: 10 March 1980

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477660

Location: Camden, London, WC1N

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George Queen Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/95/673 (North side)
10/03/80 Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel
in central block


Hospital chapel. 1871-76. By EM Barry. Small rectangular
chapel with apsidal east end, moved northwards to present site
in 1992.
INTERIOR in elaborate Franco-Italianate style. Main entrance
in west end with black ebonised doors having decorative brass
hinges and handles. Body of chapel divided by 4 columns of
polished red Devonshire marble with richly carved and gilded
capitals (flora, fauna and mythical beasts) on alabaster bases
with green marble pedestals. Central dome painted with
musician angels around the rim and pelican in piety in the
centre. Apse windows set in pointed arch recesses with stained
glass by Clayton and Bell depicting the childhood of Christ.
Richly decorated apse ceiling with angels of Faith, Truth,
Patience, Purity, Obedience, Charity, Honour and Hope
ornamented on a gold ground; central roundel of the Lamb and
flag. Chancel arch with strapwork intrados and dog tooth
enrichment. Walls faced with alabaster and marble. Murals on
north, south and west wall depicting "Suffer little children
to come unto me", "feed my lambs + feed my sheep", St Peter
and St Paul. Alabaster and marble altar rails with each panel
containing a brass rose; elaborately modelled central gates of
solid brass with crystal knobs. Cosmati work to floor. Fine
contemporary fittings including black ebonised pews, pendant
lamps, lectern and organ in recessed wall cavity.

Listing NGR: TQ3046082042

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