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Box Cemetery Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4142 / 51°24'51"N

Longitude: -2.2598 / 2°15'35"W

OS Eastings: 382027

OS Northings: 168382

OS Grid: ST820683

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q7.CGR

Mapcode Global: VH96G.SQ58

Entry Name: Box Cemetery Chapel

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Parish: Box

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Listing Date: 24 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 316889

Source ID: 1022730

Listing Text

ST 8268 BOX BATH ROAD
(south side)


3/29 Box Cemetery Chapel


GV II

Cemetery chapel, 1857 by Poulton and Woodman of Reading, crazed
rubble banded in ashlar with stone tiled roof, sawtooth ridge,
coped gables and cross finials. Rectangular plan with projecting
north porch and south vestry and north-west needle spire.
Unusually elaborate Gothic with highly carved window tracery and
virtuoso display of contrasting stonework. Raised plinth, moulded
string course ashlar corbelled eaves. Two 2-light ashlar windows
each side, with carved angel supporter between pointed heads and
overall pointed arch in flush alternating rock-faced and ashlar
voussoirs. Below, under string course, ashlar panel of 2 ornate
quatrefoils. North porch has pointed arch with hood, 2 pierced
trefoil openings each side, pointed-arched inner doorway and
scissor-truss roof. South vestry has 2-light south window, similar
to those on main chapel and 2 pierced quatrefoil openings on west
side. East end with highly ornate traceried 4-light window with
hoodmould, head stops and cusped trefoil with hood in gable apex.
String course stepped under window with 3 inset ashlar panels
below. West end has even more ornate 5-light window with hood,
apex trefoil and 3 sunk panels below. Buttress to right and, to
left, flying buttress to base of octagonal spirelet with stepped
buttressing on 4 cardinal faces reaching up into octagonal bell
stage. Diagonal faces have various ornamental details below long
bell lancets with cusped heads, heads repeated over buttress tops
on cardinal faces and zig-zag hood all around at base of ashlar
spire, pierced with small quatrefoils half-way up and capped with
iron finial.


Listing NGR: ST8202768382

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