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NON CONFORMIST CHAPEL TO THE CEMETERY

List Entry Summary

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

Name: NON CONFORMIST CHAPEL TO THE CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1076624

Location

NON CONFORMIST CHAPEL TO THE CEMETERY, LONDON ROAD

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

County:

District: Coventry

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 218522

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 5105 LONDON ROAD ----------- Non-Conformist Chapel to The Cemetery SP 37 NW 17/344

II* GV

2. 1846-7. Designed under the direction of (Sir) Joseph Faxton probably by George Henry Stokes. Ashlar. Classical temple. 2 giant storeys on basement. 3 steps up. Paired piers at outer corners. Fluted Ionic columns in antis, wide central intercolumniation. Entablature with dentilled cornice and pediment. Set back in the plain wall behind the Ionic columns is a central doorway with a pair of double doors, single panel, in architrave surround with frieze and cornice over. Tablet above. 1 storey pavilion wings set back to right and left. 3 bays each, divided by pilasters. Basement; entablature. The bay immediately adjoining the chapel each side is solid; the other 2 are open 'temples', with a freestanding pier. Other elevations all finely finished. East end with dentilled pediment. Flatheaded windows. Interior, panelled pews, flat plaster ceiling with cornice. Disused and dilapidated. Not used or restored since war damage to roof. A Classical building of very fine quality standing in Sir Joseph Paxton's nobel cemetery layout. Fine tree planting etc. See 'The Works of Sir Joseph Paxton by G F Chadwick, 1960.

All the listed buildings in the Cemetery form a group.

Listing NGR: SP3419378021

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Chadwick, GF , The Works of Sir Joseph Paxton, (1960)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 43 West Midlands,

National Grid Reference: SP 34193 78021

Map

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