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Maberly Chapel and Attached School Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney, Hackney

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Latitude: 51.546 / 51°32'45"N

Longitude: -0.0781 / 0°4'41"W

OS Eastings: 533364

OS Northings: 184764

OS Grid: TQ333847

Mapcode National: GBR HD.8Z3

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.LDKN

Plus Code: 9C3XGWWC+CQ

Entry Name: Maberly Chapel and Attached School Building

Listing Date: 10 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426680

Location: De Beauvoir, Hackney, London, N1

County: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: De Beauvoir

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Mildmay Grove St Jude

Church of England Diocese: London

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The following building shall be added;
5013 (South Side)
No 47A (Maberly Chapel
and attached school
TQ 3384 24/54 building)

Independent chapel. c1820-5; school to rear built in 1844. Flemish bond yellow
brick with stucco facade; hipped corrugated asbestos roof. Classical style.
Pediment front elevation, of symmetrical 2-storey, 3-window range. Flights to
stone steps, flanked by wrought-iron railings, to two wooden entrance porches:
each porch has panelled doors, 2 of originally 4 corner pilasters and heavy
moulded entablature. Central ground-floor bay has late C19 plate-glass 4-pane
sash set in eared architrave; similar first-floor sashes set in eared architraves
with floating cornices. Pilasters at each end of facade, rise to raised band
beneath pediment, which has legend "MABERLY CHAPEL" set in tympanum. 3-window
range side walls. Interior: Galleries on 3 sides, with cornices and classical
detailing to balcony fronts, supported by cast-iron columns. Winder stairs and
some original panelling, especially around east vestibule. Subsidiary features:
school to rear, built 1844 of Flemish bond brick with hipped double-pitched pantile
roof. Rear elevation, of 2-window range, has gauged cambered arches over blocked
windows; left side elevation has pairs of windows placed either side of semi-
circular arched doorways inscribed "Boys" and "Girls". History: became an
Independent Chapel in 1826: its first minister was Robert Philip (1826-55), a
well-known writer of sermons and popular religious manuals sold in England and
the United States. A sabbath school was established in 1835, and £3,000 spent
on new school buildings in 1844. The chapel takes its name from William Maberly,
on whose land it was built.

Listing NGR: TQ3336484764

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