MORTUARY CHAPEL AT HANDSWORTH CEMETERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1076218
Date first listed:
08-Jul-1982
Statutory Address:
MORTUARY CHAPEL AT HANDSWORTH CEMETERY, OXHILL ROAD B21

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Location

Statutory Address:
MORTUARY CHAPEL AT HANDSWORTH CEMETERY, OXHILL ROAD B21

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SP 02954 90731

Details

OXHILL ROAD 1. 5104 Handsworth B21 Mortuary Chapel at Handsworth Cemetery SP 09 SW 2/12 I 2. 1909-10, by W H Bidlake. In an Arts and Crafts style. Red brick in English bond; white stone dressings; slate roof. Six bays, the fourth wider than the others and creating miniscule transepts which have tall 3-light rather than tall 2-light windows. Polygonal turrets mark the transition from nave to apsidal east end. Two west towers with lanterns and spires and, between them, an octagonal space so arranged that half of it is without the chapel and half of it within, where it is glazed to form a west gallery. The inside of yellow stock brick with pink stone dressings. Lierne vault with richly carved bosses. A narrow ambulatory runs right round the chapel. Rainwater heads and benches etc all of good design and workmanship. Bidlake is buried in the cemetery in an unmarked grave.



Listing NGR: SP0295490731

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
217484
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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