Building    From 1693  To 1913

Orange Street Chapel

Categories: Architecture, Religion

Also known as the Leicester Fields chapel. Founded by Huguenot refugees who fled from France at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Occupied:
- 1693-1776 by the Huguenots,
- 1776-1787 by members of the Church of England,
- 1787-1888 by Congregational Dissenters.
There is an 1888 book "Lux Benigna, being the history of Orange Street Chapel..."

From Orange Street Church: "... shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, Westminster Council served a demolition order on the church claiming it was unsafe." and then in 1925 used some of the site for their new library. "On the rest of the site the present temporary chapel was erected. On Sunday 16th June 1929, the re-opening service was conducted."

The Rev. Augustus M. Toplady, author of 'Rock of Ages' was one of its CofE ministers.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Orange Street Chapel

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Orange Street Chapel - arch

The dates given are the "start" dates of the two churches which have been ere...

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Orange Street Church

{On the plaque to the right of the door:} Orange Street Congregational Churc...

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Sir Isaac Newton's house- detailed

plaque inside building at top of stairway directly facing entrance

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Copenhagen House & Fields

Copenhagen House & Fields

Copenhagen House was a famous tavern & tea-garden which stood in what is now Copenhagen Park, N7, from early 17th century until 1855. The name either comes from the King of Denmark who stayed i...

Place, Architecture, Commerce, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration, Denmark

3 memorials
William Nisbet Blair

William Nisbet Blair

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Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

Founded to focus attention on the historic environment of the borough and to record, preserve and enhance its historic buildings.

Group, Architecture, Community / Clubs, History

14 memorials
Reading Gaol

Reading Gaol

Former prison on Forbury Road in Reading. Designed by George Gilbert Scott. Its most famous inmate was Oscar Wilde, who wrote 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' whilst he was here. It housed prisoners of...

Building, Architecture

1 memorial