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Victorian Architecture & the Impacts of Climate Change

24 June 2023

13:00 -16:00

Join Habitats & Heritage for an informative afternoon learning about maintaining a 19th century structure in the 21st century world. We will be hosting a talk at Grove Gardens Chapel, a fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in the leafy suburb of Richmond upon Thames. Built as a mortuary chapel in 1875, it was disused by 1964. Despite a huge campaign to conserve the building in the 1990s, it is unfortunately at risk once more due to subsidence brought on by climate change.

This event is an opportunity to discuss the increasing threats to London’s Victorian architecture and the particular vulnerability of London clay to climate change. The talk will be followed by a tour of the site, answering your questions on how we can come together to save these buildings for the future.

There will be time for self-guided tour of the building and surrounding area.

Speakers: Gary Butler RIBA (Butler Hegarty Architects) and Clive Dawson (Hockley & Dawson Consulting Engineers)

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Grove Gardens Chapel

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Access to the chapel is made via small path which crosses Grove Road Gardens and leads to the Chapel entrance. The entrance to Grove Road Gardens can be found where Greville Road meets Lower Grove Road. Be aware that there is another chapel building in close proximity.


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Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Gender Neutral Toilet
Personal Assistant or Carer Discount

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