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Soley Mews Chapel young Womens Christian Association

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5292 / 51°31'45"N

Longitude: -0.111 / 0°6'39"W

OS Eastings: 531133

OS Northings: 182832

OS Grid: TQ311828

Mapcode National: GBR M6.70

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.1T5L

Entry Name: Soley Mews Chapel young Womens Christian Association

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Last Amended: 1 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195670

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369114

Location: Islington, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/68/987 Studio (Former Chapel)


Former Chapel of the House of Retreat, Lloyd Baker Street and
Lloyd Square. 1891-2, Ernest Newton. Stock brick with
traceried windows in stone, slate roofs. Late Decorated
Blank west (sanctuary) end. North and south walls with three
high three-light traceried clerestory windows on either side
with transoms in heads. Low, lean-to north aisle with
three-light, square-headed windows with cusped heads. Narrow
south passage-aisle. East end with high three-light traceried
window in apex of gable.
Internally divided into three and a half bays with projecting,
windowless west end for sanctuary. Plastered walls. Flat-faced
arcade with attached moulded stone ribs on face rising through
a strong, similarly ribbed stone stringcourse below clerestory
windows up to a deep, projecting, richly moulded wallplate in
two stages. Elliptical boarded timber roof divided into
panels, enriched over former sanctuary. Aisle roofs boarded
and panelled. East gallery. Most original internal fittings no
longer extant, but portions of screens dividing aisles from
nave and front east end gallery survive, in an original Arts
and Crafts Gothic style, with moulded and chamfered dividing
mullions and stylized foliage patterns. Beam and painted cross
on the sanctuary (west) wall. Some stained glass in aisle

Listing NGR: TQ3113382832

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

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