Description: Northernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 333675
OS Grid Reference: SE3960403155
OS Grid Coordinates: 439604, 403155
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5236, -1.4041
SE30SE WOMBWELL CEMETERY ROAD
5/47 Northernmost Chapel
at Wombwell Cemetery
Mortuary chapel now store. 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 (all restored): circular window
above with foiled openings in sunken ashlar panel; ashlar gable
copings with stepped kneelers. Spire to right: 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, windows bricked.
Decorative cut-slate roof. Architect referred to in Barnsley Chronicle,
8/8/1867: cutting in Barnsley Local History Library.
Listing NGR: SE3960403155
Source: English Heritage
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