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© Mr David Cross

IoE Number: 359643
Photographer: Mr David Cross
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1985
Grade I

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SJ 3589 NWUPPER DUKE STREETL156/1263The Oratory(formerly listed

SJ 3589 NW UPPER DUKE STREET L1 56/1263 The Oratory (formerly listed as Former 28.6.52 Mortuary Chapel) G.V. I Former mortuary chapel to St. James Cemetery, above which it stands on a steep rocky eminence. 1829.By John Foster in the form of a miniature Greek Doric temple, amphiprostyle, with hexastyle porticos on stylobate. Stone tiled roof with flat skylight and antefixae. Entrance with moulded architrave and panelled double doors, rectangular fanlight, and glazing bars. Good interior with peristyle of Ionic columns and central skylight. Good assembly of early C19 monuments, some by J. Gibson and Sir G. Chantrey. Statue of Huskisson by J. Gibson taken from Customs House,South Castle Street or Canning Place. One of the purest monuments of the Great Revival in England.Restored in 1981 and now used as a sculpture gallery.

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