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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.


List entry Number: 1135426



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


District: Wakefield

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 342698

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PONTEFRACT SKINNER LANE SE 4522 SE (west side, off) Mortuary Chapel 5/59 13.7.87 II

Mortuary chapel, no longer used. c.1860. Rock-faced snecked stone with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roofs with fishscale bands. Decorated Gothic Revival Style. The chapel is divided into two by an archway above which is a spire, with linking vestibules, giving an elevation of 1:1:1:1:1 bays, the chapels having 3 bays to the side returns, the established church using the eastern half, and non-conformist denominations the western half. Plinth. Pointed windows with -- Decorated-style tracery. The chapels project and have stepped setback buttresses, 3-light windows, and steep coped gables. Vestibules have 2-light windows and lower steep coped gables. The central archway advances and has moulded pointed arch dying into plain chamfered jambs; single-light opening above; broached spire of coursed stone, with parapet pierced with trefoils; gargoyles; vents. Rear is similar, but archway further recessed. Side returns: stepped buttresses between bays and two-light shorter windows. Roofs have remains of decorative clay ridge tiles. Pointed doorways within tower arch gives access to chapel vestibules.

Listing NGR: SE4554922229

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National Grid Reference: SE 45549 22229


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