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Former Welsh Congregational Union Chapel (Eglwys Y Tabernaacl)

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369201

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: St Silas Pentonville

Church of England Diocese: London

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/07/2017


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

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

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