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© Mr Glyn Edmunds EFIAP,AMPA,ARPS

IoE Number: 303028
Photographer: Mr Glyn Edmunds EFIAP,AMPA,ARPS
Date Photographed: 23 August 2007
Date listed: 11 December 1987
Date of last amendment: 11 December 1987
Grade II

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TQ 32 SWHAYWARDS HEATHFRANKLYNN ROAD4/117The Minstrels GalleryRestaurant, The PrioryClub and Squash Courts

TQ 32 SW HAYWARDS HEATH FRANKLYNN ROAD 4/117 The Minstrels Gallery Restaurant, The Priory Club and Squash Courts II Restaurant, club and squash courts, formerly a conventual chapel. 1887-88 by Edward Goldie, formerly the chapel to the Priory of Our Lady of Good Counsel converted with minimal alterations in later C20. Built of red brick with slate roof to nave and chancel and tiled roof to aisles. 5 bays. Central octagonal cupola with weathervane. End gables have stone bands and cross-shaped saddlestones. Nave and chancel have large windows with elaborate tracery and flying buttresses to aisles. These have Tudor arches with 15 pane "Chinoiserie" type metal cames. West front has image niche. Internally the space has been divided vertically with squash courts below and restaurant above with false floor inserted. West door has stone 4 centred archway with carvings of loaves and fishes in the spandrels. Cinquefoil-headed stoup. Boarded roof with modified post and windbrace type roof with quadripartite crown posts. Angel corbels. East end has fresco of Christ in Majesty. The former carved wooden reredos has been moved to the east corner of the north wall to form a wine display unit. It has elaborate painted panels depicting the Sacrifice of Isaac and other biblical scenes. Fine series of stained glass windows. Attached former convent accommodation, now offices, not of special interest. (See Pevsner, Buildings of England, Sussex, p 550).

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