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Latitude: 51.4058 / 51°24'20"N
Longitude: -0.5605 / 0°33'37"W
OS Eastings: 500223
OS Northings: 168406
OS Grid: TQ002684
Mapcode National: GBR F9F.WMH
Mapcode Global: VHFTP.7XKN
Entry Name: The Chapel at Former Holloway Sanatorium Virginia Water
Listing Date: 17 November 1986
Last Amended: 5 March 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119659
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469130
Location: Runnymede, Surrey, GU25
Electoral Ward/Division: Virginia Water
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Broomhall/Windlesham/Virginia Water
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Virginia Water
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
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The Chapel at former Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water
Chapel to former private lunatic asylum, formerly linked but now free-standing. 1882-4 by W H Crossland, altered and remodelled internally in 1899-1900 by G F Bodley. Fine red brick with stone dressings, rose window and crow-stepped gable over entrance. Three-light traceried windows along side and round three-sided apse. Franco-Flemish Flamboyant Gothic style. Interior rib vaulted with stencilled decoration. West gallery. High timber panelling, damaged, by Bodley. Altar removed. Stained glass attributable to C E Kempe.
The chapel was conceived later than the main asylum building, although a separate chapel was a normal requirement of asylums by that date. Holloway was not specially religious, and it had originally been intended that worship would take place in the upper hall - a reason, perhaps, for the elaborate scheme of decoration. The chapel is closer in style to Royal Holloway College, on which Holloway and his trustees were engaged by the 1880s. The result, appropriate to such a lavish celebration of Holloway's achievement and philanthropy, forms a strong group with the main building.
SOURCE: Victorian Society Annual, 1995
Listing NGR: TQ0022368406
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