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Non-Conformist Chapel in Smallcombe Cemetery (Formerly Bathwick Cemetery), Bath

Description: Non-Conformist Chapel in Smallcombe Cemetery (Formerly Bathwick Cemetery)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 2011
English Heritage Building ID: 1406352

OS Grid Reference: ST7621464145
OS Grid Coordinates: 376214, 164144
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3759, -2.3431

Locality: Bath
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 6DD

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Listing Text


Non-conformist Chapel in Smallcombe Cemetery (formerly Bathwick Cemetery), built in c1861 to a design by AS Goodridge.

Reason for Listing

* Architectural: for its unusual and striking design, in which the octagonal plan is enhanced by bold features, such as the tall pyramidal roof, and cusped lancet windows;
* Historical: as an important feature within Smallcombe (formerly Bathwick) Cemetery, built by A S Goodridge, a noted architect from a family of Bath architects and builders;
* Group Value: with the Anglican chapel of 1855-56 by Thomas Fuller (qv) standing in the eastern part of the cemetery, and with a number of listed memorials.


Bathwick or Smallcombe Cemetery, the Anglican portion of which is also known as St Mary’s Churchyard, was laid out in two phases, in 1856 and 1861 by the Bathwick Burial Board. The site is isolated, despite its proximity to the city centre and the Non-Conformist chapel stands in the western part of the cemetery, with the Anglican chapel of 1855-56 by Thomas Fuller (qv) standing in the eastern part. The eastern end of the cemetery is bounded by a coped wall with two gateways with tall, stepped piers. The cemetery includes several notable memorials, some of which are listed.


MATERIAL: random squared limestone rubble, with a pyramid roof in bands of plain and scalloped slates, small gabled vent to each face.

PLAN: an octagonal single cell plan.

EXTERIOR: Early English style. Buttress at each corner. Each face has lancet window with cusped head, continuous hood-mould. Porch projects from north face with pointed arch of two orders, bell-cote over.

INTERIOR: inside it has a scissor-brace roof and original pierced wooden gates.

Source: English Heritage

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