Blackheath, south-east London


A breakfast bar has replaced the altar in the converted chapel of the Royal Herbert Pavilions, and a gas heater hangs where hymn numbers once were. The huge, curved chamber has been turned into a lavish apartment with one vast 70ft living space with a 28ft ceiling. At the back is an oak-floored galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room, and downstairs is a bathroom and bedroom. Winkworth in Blackheath (0181 852 0999) is asking pounds 299,000.