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Twin Cemetry Chapels B) Westernmost for Non-Conformists, Yeovil

Description: Twin Cemetry Chapels B) Westernmost for Non-Conformists

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261414

OS Grid Reference: ST5508416579
OS Grid Coordinates: 355084, 116579
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9469, -2.6407

Location: 20 Preston Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2BN

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 2BN

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Listing Text


2/76 Twin Cemetery Chapels: b)
Westernmost; for Non-Conformists


- II

Cemetery chapel of 1863: Local stone ashlar with Ham stone dressings, Welsh
slated roofs. One of twin (handed) chapels: Greek cross plan with added colonade
porch to East: South transept in form of an angled chevet; Romanesque style with
some polychromy. Corner buttresses porch has semi-circular headed entrance
archway with small side shafts; the returns have a semi-circular arched opening
split by a column and heavily cusped tracery. South elevation has cusped lancet
to 'nave' bay, then plate tracery in semi-circular arches to the chevet, and
further cusped lancet to 'chancel' bay; corner buttresses with Quasi-dentilled
eaves course . Triple window to West end, the centre light being divided
centrally, with decorated capitals/imposts. North elevation similar to South,
but with the chevet replaced by flat table with pair of doors. Small circular
window in East wall over porch. Central over crossing a short gabled turret with
square fine-line termination. Interior not inspected. Although architecturally
adequate on its own, its value is enhanced by the 'twin' opposite.

Listing NGR: ST5508416579

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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