Caroline Gardens Chapel was originally built as the Licensed Victuallers Asylum in 1827
These were alms houses built for brewery workers or ex publicans. The asylum was rich hence the grand features of the chapel and expensive stain glass windows.
During the war the chapel was bombed and lost its roof, and was also damaged by fire and hence the 'distressed' look of the walls. Many of its interesting features survived however, including the Italian marble memorial plaques and the lovely windows.
The chapel has been largely empty since the war. It is currently in shell condition with a concrete floor and modern toilet facilities. It is set in extensive gardens.
The Chapel is currently hired out to Ayslum Arts who control the interior filming. If you need to film in the surrounding gardens please apply at https://filmapp.org/southwark/