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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
Entry Name: The Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel
Listing Date: 17 September 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385918
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471338
Location: Southwark, London, SE1
Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals
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
TQ3279 SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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