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Chapel to St Oswald's Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.199 / 52°11'56"N

Longitude: -2.2233 / 2°13'23"W

OS Eastings: 384835

OS Northings: 255660

OS Grid: SO848556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.2QK

Mapcode Global: VH92M.FZ0N

Plus Code: 9C4V5QXG+HM

Entry Name: Chapel to St Oswald's Hospital

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489206

ID on this website: 101390235

Location: Britannia Square, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Worcester

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Worcester St George with St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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620-1/8/648 (East side)
05/04/71 Chapel to St Oswald's


Chapel. 1873-4 by local architect Henry Rowe. Red brick with
cream-coloured stone dressings. Plain clay tile roof. Middle
Pointed style.
5-bay nave; west bay is slightly narrower and lower and
separated from nave by an arch to form a narthex, small porch
off to south; semi-circular apse, vestry off to north. Stone
detailing includes chamfered plinth, door and window surrounds
together with sills, hood moulds and string courses, quoins,
copings to angle buttresses, inter-window buttresses, and
gable parapets. Window openings are pointed arches,
single-light to apse; mullioned 3-light to west-end; mullioned
2-light to north and south elevations; all with geometrical
tracery and quatrefoils; diamond-pane leaded glazing, that to
west window and apse is stained, further tained glass windows
to north and south. Caernarvon arch window openings to vestry.
Small tripartite window at each apex of nave gable. Pointed
arch head plank door to south porch and to vestry.
INTERIOR: simple white painted with exposed roof trusses.
Plain pine pews. Moulded pointed altar arch rising from
corbelled, triple engaged columns with stiff-leaf capitals.
Similar but smaller arch detail to west bay.
Forms a focal point to the Almshouse courtyard.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 334).

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