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Latitude: 51.5308 / 51°31'50"N
Longitude: -0.1185 / 0°7'6"W
OS Eastings: 530605
OS Northings: 183000
OS Grid: TQ306830
Mapcode National: GBR K5.KF
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.WSQB
Entry Name: Former Welsh Congregational Union Chapel (Eglwys Y Tabernaacl)
Listing Date: 11 April 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297992
English Heritage Legacy ID: 369201
Location: Islington, London, WC1X
Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell
Built-Up Area: Islington
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Silas Pentonville
Church of England Diocese: London
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/07/2017
PENTONVILLE ROAD (South side)
Former Welsh Congregational Union Chapel (Eglwys y Tabernaacl)
(Formerly listed as Welsh Congregational Union Chapel (Eglwys y Tabernaacl))
Congregational Chapel. 1854. By Henry Hodge. Kentish rag, with copings of Caen stone and window tracery of Ransome's patent siliceous stone; gabled slate roof. Simple unaisled plan.
Gothic Revival style, with Perpendicular articulation to early Decorated features. Wheel window with central quatrefoil to east gable; three-light west window of graduated ancets. Six-bay side walls, articulated by tall offset buttresses dividing tall two-light Decorated windows: King's Cross Road elevation has moulded pointed-arched doorways with engaged shafts flanking two-light trefoil-headed basement windows; Pentonville Road elevation has double-gabled west porch of c.1870, with moulded pointed-arched doorways, set in front of two-storey bay with two-light trefoil-headed window.
INTERIOR: well-preserved, with original pews and fittings including blind Gothic arcading to organ pulpit and raised balcony to front. Gallery of 1857, with Gothic arcaded fronts to balcony,supported by cast-iron columns including decorative brackets to west. Angel-carved corbels support six-bay hammerbeam roof with cusping to spandrels.
History: transferred to Welsh Congregational Union in 1889; between 1904 and 1940 its minister was Howell Elvert Lewis, the distinguished poet and hymn writer.
Listing NGR: TQ3060583000
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