Former chapels can make beautiful converted homes with high ceilings and large windows.
These holy conversions come in all shapes and sizes, and can often divide opinion given their unusual characteristics.
We take a look at two converted chapels, including a two-bed flat that is part of a converted flat in London with a price tag of £1.35million that is part of a former hospital chapel for British soldiers.
We take a look at two converted chapels, including this converted flat in London with a price tag of £1.35million (scroll down for more details)
The other converted chapel is a three-bed semi-detached home in a Grade II listed converted chapel in Hampshire for £465,000.
Which of the two homes for sale, listed on property website Zoopla, would you choose?
The two-bed London flat…
This two-bedroom flat in South East London is part of a converted chapel that was for the officers who occupied the Royal Herbert Hospital
The two-bed flat at the Royal Herbert Pavilions in Gilbert Close is on the market for £1.35million via jdm estate agents
The property was designed by Captain Douglas Galton – a cousin to Florence Nightingale – and sits in 19 acres of landscaped gardens
The property was built using a revolutionary ‘pavilion’ design, where each ward connected to a central corridor in order to maximize light and fresh air
This two-bedroom flat in South East London is part of a converted chapel that was for the officers who occupied the Royal Herbert Hospital, which was built in 1865 to accommodate British soldiers who fought in the Crimean War.
It was designed by Captain Douglas Galton – a cousin to Florence Nightingale – and built using a revolutionary ‘pavilion’ design, where each ward connected to a central corridor in order to maximize light and fresh air.
Named after Sir Sidney Herbert, minister for war during the Crimean conflict, the site is in 19 acres of landscaped gardens.
The design of the building became a template for other hospitals throughout the country.
The hospital treated soldiers injured in both world wars, and it remained in military service until 1977 when it was superseded by the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital in Woolwich.
Saved from demolition and awarded Grade II listed status, the building has been converted to include an onsite gym, swimming pool and sauna.
It has good access to Blackheath, Greenwich, Woolwich, Eltham and Bluewater shopping centre. The property is on the market for £1.35million via jdm estate agents.
The three-bed semi-detached Hampshire conversion…
This stunning chapel conversion is in the Hampshire market town of Alton and is Grade II listed
The three-bed semi-detached converted chapel is for sale for £465,000 via estate agents Charters
There is a modern kitchen with space for a dining table and chairs in the centre of the space
Place of worship: The property has three bedrooms, including this one with a large arched window
This three-bedroom semi-detached home is in the Hampshire town of Alton and is Grade II listed.
It is a converted chapel with large arched windows, high ceilings and stone floors.
The entrance hallway leads to a living area, a study and a fully integrated kitchen. Stairs lead to the first floor where three is a family bathroom and three double bedrooms.
Outside, there is private parking to the side of the building and a garden at the front, with hedging and wrought-iron fencing.
The market town of Alton has good road links to Farnham, Guildford and Winchester. The property is for sale for £465,000 via estate agents Charters.