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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): O/577
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1871
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear meters
Name of creator(s): West London Tabernacle | Penzance Place, Holland Park
Habershon and Tite | architects


Administrative/Biographical history:

The West London Tabernacle, Penzance Place, Holland Park, was originally erected in the 1860's by Mr. Varley, a Baptist businessman who began to preach in the neighbouring Potteries in about 1863. It was enlarged and 'beautified' in 1871-1872 to designs by Habershon and Pite. It is built of yellow stock bricks with stone dressings, the style being a free adaptation of Italian Renaissance. The south front is flanked by two towers, now partially demolished, which contained staircases to the galleries. The centre of this elevation was pierced by a largesemi-circular-headed window with a hood moulding in the form of a pointed arch. The building is now in commercial use.

From: 'The Norland estate', Survey of London: volume 37: Northern Kensington (1973), pp. 276-297.


Scope and content/abstract:

Architectural plans, elevations and details of the West London Tabernacle, Holland Park, Kensington, by architects Habershon and Tite of 38 Bloomsbury Square, 1871.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Ten items.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1955 (AC/55/084)

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to March 2009

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