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Mausoleum/Mortuary Chapel 90 Metres North of Yew Trees, Lartington

Description: Mausoleum/Mortuary Chapel 90 Metres North of Yew Trees

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111265

OS Grid Reference: NZ0205217860
OS Grid Coordinates: 402052, 517860
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5560, -1.9698

Location: B6277, Lartington, Durham DL12 9BP

Locality: Lartington
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9BP

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Listing Text

NZ 0217
(North side, off)
32/96 Mausoleum/Mortuary
Chapel, 90 metres
north of Yew Trees
Small mausoleum/mortuary chapel. Dated 1877 on keystone. Built for Monsignor
Thomas Witham of Lartington Hall. Rock-faced masonry with leaded roofs. Square,
single-cell plan.

Stepped clasping buttresses. Pair of 3-panel doors in splayed round-arched
doorway with roll-moulded hoodmould and projecting keystone inscribed: TW 1877.
Doorway-flanked by stepped pilasters partly cut away to accommodate red sandstone
colonnettes. Pilasters crowned by statuettes of St. Peter (to left) and St.
Paul (to right). Raised cross above keystone. Wood eaves cornice. Low-pitched
hipped roof surmounted by glazed, square-plan lantern with leaded pyramidal
roof. Slightly-projecting rear bay has 3 stepped round-headed lancets.

Caen-stone-lined interior has carvings by Messrs. Priestman and Sons of

Of interest as a mortuary chapel in a private Catholic cemetery.

Listing NGR: NZ0205217860

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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