CEMETERY CHAPELS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1271585

Date first listed: 15-Dec-1998

Statutory Address: CEMETERY CHAPELS, CEMETERY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: CEMETERY CHAPELS, CEMETERY ROAD

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SO 84257 16742

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GLOUCESTER

SO81NW CEMETERY ROAD 844-1/3/60 (North side) Cemetery Chapels

II

Cemetery chapels within Gloucester Cemetery. 1857, by Medland and Maberly for the Corporation of the City of Gloucester. In Ashlar with features in darker stone, gabled tiled roofs with later repairs but retaining original red and black tiles in diaper pattern and decorative ridge tiles. Decorated Gothic Style. Symmetrical; two parallel chapels, one for Anglicans, the other for Nonconformists, flanking a tall central tower enclosing a central carriageway; each chapel is entered either through a cross passage from the carriageway, or from an entrance porch in the centre of the outer side of each chapel. EXTERIOR: offset plinth to all parts of the building, and a moulded string course below the fenestration; the central tower of two square stages and an inset octagonal stage capped by the bottom courses of a proposed spire; the two lower stages of the tower have diagonal corner buttresses with gablet offsets at the top of the first stage, and panelled pinnacles and pieced parapets crowning the second stage; the octagonal stage has angle buttresses and a crenellated parapet and each canted face of the octagon is supported by a pierced flying buttress springing from the base of a pinnacle. On the east and west sides of the tower tall arched entries to the carriageway; on each cardinal face of the octagon a two-light window with cusped tracery; both chapels have diagonal corner buttresses and coped gables with kneelers, Each of the west gable-end walls has a central offset buttresses between a pair of two-light windows and in each of the east gable-end walls a three-light window, all with cusped tracery and hoodmoulds, in the apex of the gables to each chapel an arched roof-light with varied tracery and hoodmoulds. In the side walls of each chapel, on each side of the linking passages and the outer porches, two-light windows with cusped heads to each light; the outer porches have coped gables, moulded arched doorways with hoodmoulds and a quatrefoil light in each side. INTERIOR: not inspected. The building is a fine example of the type of linked chapels often provided in corporation cemeteries in the C19.











Listing NGR: SO8425716742

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