Church of the Assumption

Church of the Assumption (HM295Q)

Location: London, England Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.67', W 0° 8.287'

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A Catholic chapel belonging to the Portuguese Embassy at 24 Golden
Square existed here in the early 18h century. In 1747 the Portuguese
Embassy moved elsewhere and the house and chapel were taken over
by the Bavarian Embassy. The chapel was severely damaged and its
contents burnt during the Gordon Riots of 1780. The present chapel
was opened on 12th March 1790, the feast of St. Gregory the Great,
and has been served ever since by the London dlergy. In 1854 it
became a parish church, with the title "Church of the Assumption,"
but continued to be known as the Bavarian Chapel until the early
20h century. The sanctuary, built around 1880, was intended to be
part of a reconstruction of the interior that was never carried out.
The chapel is the only remaining Catholic Embassy Chapel of the
Penal Times.
HM NumberHM295Q
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 698584 N 5710554
Decimal Degrees51.51116667, -0.13811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.67', W 0° 8.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 40.2" N, 0° 8' 17.22" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Warwick St, London England , GB
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