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The Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.503 / 51°30'10"N

Longitude: -0.0968 / 0°5'48"W

OS Eastings: 532193

OS Northings: 179945

OS Grid: TQ321799

Mapcode National: GBR QH.FD

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.8HP5

Plus Code: 9C3XGW33+57

Entry Name: The Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471338

Location: Borough and Bankside, 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: Southwark St George the Martyr with St Alphage and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/5/702 (North West side)
The Borough Welsh Congregational


Chapel. 1872-3. Stock brick with stucco dressings. Slate roof.
Rectangular nave with gallery of U-shaped plan supported on
thin iron columns.
EXTERIOR: elevation to Southwark Bridge Road is articulated
into 4 bays by giant pilasters supporting a strongly
projecting cornice with central pediment and 5 urns to
skyline. Above the pair of central doors, one for women and
the other for men, is a triple-arched window surmounted by a
moulded arch and keystone. Railings with 4 gates to central
doors and subsidiary doors to basement level. Iron bracket for
hanging light in spandrel between central doors.
INTERIOR: flat roof divided into compartments, plaster and
wood ornament, which feature ventilating grates at corners.
Gallery fronts of open metalwork. Ritual fittings to east end
intact; set under round-arched recess with memorial
inscription. Plain wooden pews and dadoes are all intact at
both levels; wall for separating male and female worshippers
also intact at both levels. The building retains its pale
blue, green and white rolled Cathedral glass. Minister's room
to rear with original fireplace and cupboards; hall retains
its encaustic tiling.
A remarkably well preserved example, both inside and out, of a
Welsh Chapel of the Valleys.

Listing NGR: TQ3219379945

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