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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Lewisham Priory

Lewisham Priory

The home of philanthropist John Thackeray. It was built in the gothic style with extensive gardens. The site of the house is now occupied by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, at 428 Lewisham High S...

Place, Architecture

1 memorial
Henry T. Hare

Henry T. Hare

Architect.  born Scarborough.  Specialised in libraries: Hoxton, Hammersmith, Islington Central, Islington North Branch and at least three outside London.  He carved or etched a hare in all his bui...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Civic Trust

Civic Trust

From the picture source website: " founded in 1957 by Duncan Sandys, a British politician, and the former son-in-law of Sir Winston Churchill. It campaigned to make better places for people to live...

Group, Architecture, Community / Clubs

3 memorials
Francis Golding

Francis Golding

Architectural expert:  honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), head of the Royal Fine Art Commission during the late 1990s and had worked on major projects such as the ...

Person, Architecture, Cyclist, Tragedy

1 memorial
Tower Place

Tower Place

In an area known as 'The Warren', the Tudor manor house 'Tower Place' along with thirty-one acres of land was bought by the crown for use as ordnance stores.  The house was demolished (all but one ...

Building, Architecture, Property

2 memorials