York Cemetery Chapel


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Listed Building
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York Cemetery Chapel, Cemetery Road


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Statutory Address:
York Cemetery Chapel, Cemetery Road

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

York (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 61075 50824


SE65SW 1112-1/2/149 YORK CEMETERY ROAD (East side (off)) York Cemetery Chapel

(Formerly Listed as: CEMETERY ROAD Cemetery Chapel)


GV II* Formerly known as: The Mortuary Chapel CEMETERY ROAD.

Cemetery chapel. Designed by JP Pritchett in 1837 for The York Public Cemetery Company; restored 1987-92 for York Cemetery Trust. Limestone ashlar from Roche Abbey; shallow pitched slate roof with stone copings.

EXTERIOR: One-storey seven-bay block on basement plinth with Ionic tetrastyle portico approached by three steps to north. Basement houses vaults approached by steps down to plain doorway at rear with the word CATACOMBS incised in the lintel: other plinth openings behind iron grilles light the vaults. Pedimented portico of fluted columns supports plain entablature which extends around entire building .At rear of portico Doric antae flank double doors of moulded sunk panels in moulded doorcase with cornice. Both returns to building are pedimented over attached distyle in antis temple fronts of fluted Ionic columns. At rear and in both returns are tapered nine-pane windows in raised eared architraves with sills.

INTERIOR: divided into 7 x 3 bays by attached pilasters of marbled wood with floret necking, standing on high dado with moulded rail. Doorcase is of marbled wood: window architraves repeat those on exterior. Moulded cornice to ceiling which is coffered with plain beams.

Listing NGR: SE 6107550824


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Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 29
Murray, H, This Garden of Death, (1992)


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

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Date: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05101/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Roberts. Source Historic England Archive
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