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Metropolitan Tabernacle

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4941 / 51°29'38"N

Longitude: -0.101 / 0°6'3"W

OS Eastings: 531928

OS Northings: 178946

OS Grid: TQ319789

Mapcode National: GBR PL.GL

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.6QG0

Plus Code: 9C3XFVVX+JJ

Entry Name: Metropolitan Tabernacle

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471140

Location: St. George's, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Newington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Tagged with: Meeting house

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636-1/7/537 (West side)
27/09/72 Metropolitan Tabernacle


Baptist church with offices behind. 1859-61, 1898 (facade),
extensively rebuilt c1959. By WW Pocock; facade by Searle and
Hayes. For CH Spurgeon, the popular preacher.
MATERIALS: coursed ragstone with ashlar dressings, banded
rustication to ground floor; blocking course to sections
either side of portico.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 11 bays. Giant hexastyle Corinthian
portico with pediment and coffered ceiling, raised to street
on rusticated stone plinth, with entablature with dentil and
modillioned cornice continuing across outer sections; frieze
to front of portico inscribed with name of building. 3 central
doors; ground floor round-headed windows in round-arched
recesses have voussoirs and radial glazing to heads; outer
bays with through ways. 1st floor has moulded architraves to
windows with glazing bars, the 5 central ones being
round-headed and blind with swags in panels beneath bracketed
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The facade (for which it is listed) was a reconstruction by
Searle and Hayes after fire of 1898 of WW Pocock's church of
1859-61 (of which portico alone survives). Modern building
behind facade a rebuilding of c1959, following war damage.

Listing NGR: TQ3192878946

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