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

The City of Brighton and Hove (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32852 05616



TQ3205NE LEWES ROAD 577-1/24/389 (East side) Woodvale Crematorium


Cemetery chapels (to former Lewes Road cemetery), now crematorium. 1857 with crematorium of 1930. Flint with sandstone dressings, roofs of slate. North (Anglican) and south (Nonconformist) chapels either side of a tower and spire; in front of the tower, a gabled carriage arch under which the hearses passed, emerging on the far side of the tower. EXTERIOR: the carriage arch is pointed, moulded and sub-ordered with an ogee dripmould leading up to a decorated corbel carrying the figure of an angel in the gable; the arch is now closed by a scheme of memorial tablets. Either side of the arch is a single-storey linking wing with a window with intersecting tracery and quatrefoil panelling to the parapet. Tower of 3 stages with corner buttresses and belfry carried up into gabled lucarnes, broach spire, with corner pinnacles now simplified. The 2 chapels are of identical design, presenting gables to east and west: low angle buttresses; east and west windows with geometrical tracery, quatrefoil window to gable; the north and south sides have pointed-arched entrances in buttressed and gabled porches, and 2-light, pointed-arched windows with geometrical tracery to either side. At the south-east corner, the single-storey crematorium with octagonal chimney, all detailed in flint and sandstone. The crematorium was the first in Sussex. (Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).

Listing NGR: TQ3285205616


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Carder, T, Encyclopaedia of Brighton, (1990)


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: 03 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16551/20
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