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Description: Non Conformist Chapel to the Cemetery
Date Listed: 24 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 218522
OS Grid Reference: SP3419378021
OS Grid Coordinates: 434193, 278021
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3991, -1.4989
5105 LONDON ROAD
to The Cemetery
SP 37 NW 17/344
1846-7. Designed under the direction of (Sir) Joseph Faxton probably by George
Henry Stokes. Ashlar. Classical temple. 2 giant storeys on basement. 3 steps
up. Paired piers at outer corners. Fluted Ionic columns in antis, wide central
intercolumniation. Entablature with dentilled cornice and pediment. Set back in
the plain wall behind the Ionic columns is a central doorway with a pair of double
doors, single panel, in architrave surround with frieze and cornice over. Tablet
above. 1 storey pavilion wings set back to right and left. 3 bays each, divided
by pilasters. Basement; entablature. The bay immediately adjoining the chapel
each side is solid; the other 2 are open 'temples', with a freestanding pier.
Other elevations all finely finished. East end with dentilled pediment. Flatheaded
Interior, panelled pews, flat plaster ceiling with cornice. Disused and dilapidated.
Not used or restored since war damage to roof. A Classical building of very fine
quality standing in Sir Joseph Paxton's nobel cemetery layout. Fine tree planting
etc. See 'The Works of Sir Joseph Paxton by G F Chadwick, 1960.
All the listed buildings in the Cemetery form a group.
Listing NGR: SP3419378021
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Source: English Heritage
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