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The John Abel Smith Memorial Chapel, Chichester

Description: The John Abel Smith Memorial Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 300318

OS Grid Reference: SU8746705279
OS Grid Coordinates: 487467, 105279
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8404, -0.7591

Location: Church Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7JU

Locality: Chichester
Local Authority: Chichester District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: PO19 7JU

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Listing Text

(The Cemetery)
The Jolm Abel Smith
Memorial Chapel
So 8705 14/627

Circa 1872; to the design of Sir George Gllbert Scott. Richly detailed
small mortuary chapel in Early Englieh style. Walls faced with ashlar; partly
plain tile roof, with ashlar coping and cruciform finals to gable ends. Two
bay side elvations with gabled corner and centre buttresses, each bay ubdivided
by a three bay double arcade of coupled columns above a panelled base; oolumns,
with oapitals with stiff-leaf folige set below pinted arches with trefoiled
heads anti with labels with foliaged corbels; wrought-iron grilled set within
the arcade openings; trefoiled corbel-table beneath stringcourse and
parapet with coping. Richly moulded and carved entrance with trefoiled arch
set within moulded pointed arch, above column shafts with foliage; wrought iron
gates set within the entrance; hexafoiled panel over.

The John Abel Papers, with documents relating to Mortuary Chapel, are
deposited with the Sussex County Records 0ffice.

Listing NGR: SU8746705279

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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