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Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5569 / 51°33'24"N

Longitude: -0.1803 / 0°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 526250

OS Northings: 185793

OS Grid: TQ262857

Mapcode National: GBR D0.M6M

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T4K9

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478472

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/917 (East side)
11/08/50 Roman Catholic Church of St Mary


Roman Catholic church being the centre-piece of an informal
terrace formed by Nos 1-4 Holly Place (qv) and Nos 5-8 Holly
Place (qv). c1816 for the Abbe Morel; refronted c1830, belfry
and aedicule with sculptured Virgin and Child added c1850,
restored 1990. Stucco.
EXTERIOR: narrow entrance front with projecting central
entrance bay rising through the gable end to form a segmental
pedimented bellcote surmounted by a cross. Round-arched
architraved and pilastered entrance flanked by paired
pilasters at angles supporting a Doric entablature. Above
this, a pedimented aedicule containing a sculptured Virgin and
Child; a roundel beneath the bellcote.
INTERIOR: 3-bay nave with arched windows, vaulted and mosaic
transept chapels, and vaulted 3-bay sanctuary with marble and
mosaic baldacchino, with inset oil paintings of holy scenes,
by Adrian Gilbert Scott who also designed the altar. Western
HISTORICAL NOTE: GG Scott Jnr and Thomas Garner who lived in
Church Row did work on the church but it is not clear what.
One of the earliest Roman Catholic churches to be built in
England after the Reformation. The congregation had grown in
Hampstead around Abbe Morel, a refugee from the French
Revolution. The more elaborate front followed the Catholic
Emancipation Act in 1829.

Listing NGR: TQ2625685791

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

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