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Southernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery, Wombwell

Description: Southernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 333674

OS Grid Reference: SE3959203132
OS Grid Coordinates: 439592, 403132
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5234, -1.4043

Location: Cemetery Road, Barnsley S73 8JE

Locality: Wombwell
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S73 8JE

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Listing Text

(north-west side),

5/46 Southernmost Chapel
at Wombwell Cemetery


Mortuary chapel. c1868. By Thomas Dobb of Rotherham. Thinly-
coursed sandstone with some contrasting dressings, Welsh slate roof.
Single-cell with corner spire. High Victorian style; polychromatic
relieving arches, carved and contrasting bands. Battered plinth with
chamfered band. Gable-entry front: moulded, pointed doorway with
colonnettes; circular window above with foiled openings to sunken
ashlar panel; ashlar gable copings with stepped kneelers. Spire to
left: square, buttressed base to octagonal turret with slit windows,
carved bands and lucarnes. Cusped blind opening to each side beneath
grotesques. Tapered spire with more grotesques beneath ashlar top.
Rear: 4-light window beneath pierced circular panel. Returns: two
2-light windows flanked by single lights, pierced circular window
beneath central gablet. Decorative cut-slate roof, leaded flhche
base to ridge. Occasionally used for burial services; some windows
boarded and in poor repair.
Architect referred to in Barnsley Chronicle, 8/8/1867: cutting in
Barnsley Local History Library.

Listing NGR: SE3959203132

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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