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The Danish Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Regent's Park, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5338 / 51°32'1"N

Longitude: -0.1466 / 0°8'47"W

OS Eastings: 528647

OS Northings: 183281

OS Grid: TQ286832

Mapcode National: GBR C4.7C

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.DQV2

Entry Name: The Danish Church

Listing Date: 10 June 1954

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477947

Location: Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Regent's Park

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Magdalene Munster Sq.

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ2883SE ST KATHARINE'S PRECINCT
798-1/82/1517 (East side)
10/06/54 The Danish Church
(Formerly Listed as:
ST KATHARINE'S PRECINCT
The Danish Church, No.4 (The
Pastor's House), No.5 (St
Katharine's Hall))

GV II*

St Katharine's College Chapel, now the Danish Lutheran Church
in London. 1826-1828. By Ambrose Poynter. For the Royal
Hospital of St Katharine. Restored 1969. Grey brick with stone
dressings; west end with stone facing. Tall, collegiate type
chapel in Perpendicular style of 7 bays. Attached to and
flanking the church, No.4 The Pastor's House and No.5 St
Katharine's Hall (qv).
EXTERIOR: west end gabled with octagonal corner turrets having
arrow slit windows, enriched above the roof line and
terminating in spires. Pointed arch doorway with wooden door
and square-headed label with enriched spandrels and stops.
Above this, a tall 7-light traceried window. A hexagonal clock
surmounted by a crown and flanked by coats of arms in the apex
of the facade. North and south facades with a high, tall
3-light traceried window to each bay, above which the cornice
and blocking course. East end with similar traceried window to
west end.
INTERIOR: simple and whitewashed, with two figures of Moses
and John the Baptist late C17 by Caius Cibber brought from the
former Danish Seamen's Mission in Commercial Road E14; former
church fittings and monuments dispersed c1950 between the
Tower of London and St Katharine's Foundation, Butcher Row
E14.
HISTORICAL NOTE: St Katharine's College Chapel was built to
replace a chapel forming part of the religious hospice,
founded in 1148 by Queen Matilda and later known as the
Hospital of St Katharine, on a site next to the Tower of
London; in 1825 the original site was made into St Katharine's
Dock. The patronage of the chapel had always rested with the
Queen of England; Queen Alexandra, Danish wife of King Edward
VII, granted it to the Danish community in London.
(Survey of London: Vol. XIX, Old St Pancras and Kentish Town,
St Pancras II: London: -1938: 101-115).


Listing NGR: TQ2864783281

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