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Description: Box Cemetery Chapel
Date Listed: 24 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 316889
OS Grid Reference: ST8202768382
OS Grid Coordinates: 382027, 168382
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4142, -2.2598
ST 8268 BOX BATH ROAD
3/29 Box Cemetery Chapel
Cemetery chapel, 1857 by Poulton and Woodman of Reading, crazed
rubble banded in ashlar with stone tiled roof, sawtooth ridge,
coped gables and cross finials. Rectangular plan with projecting
north porch and south vestry and north-west needle spire.
Unusually elaborate Gothic with highly carved window tracery and
virtuoso display of contrasting stonework. Raised plinth, moulded
string course ashlar corbelled eaves. Two 2-light ashlar windows
each side, with carved angel supporter between pointed heads and
overall pointed arch in flush alternating rock-faced and ashlar
voussoirs. Below, under string course, ashlar panel of 2 ornate
quatrefoils. North porch has pointed arch with hood, 2 pierced
trefoil openings each side, pointed-arched inner doorway and
scissor-truss roof. South vestry has 2-light south window, similar
to those on main chapel and 2 pierced quatrefoil openings on west
side. East end with highly ornate traceried 4-light window with
hoodmould, head stops and cusped trefoil with hood in gable apex.
String course stepped under window with 3 inset ashlar panels
below. West end has even more ornate 5-light window with hood,
apex trefoil and 3 sunk panels below. Buttress to right and, to
left, flying buttress to base of octagonal spirelet with stepped
buttressing on 4 cardinal faces reaching up into octagonal bell
stage. Diagonal faces have various ornamental details below long
bell lancets with cusped heads, heads repeated over buttress tops
on cardinal faces and zig-zag hood all around at base of ashlar
spire, pierced with small quatrefoils half-way up and capped with
Listing NGR: ST8202768382
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Source: English Heritage
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