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Northernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery, Wombwell

Description: Northernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery

Grade: II
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

Location: Cemetery Road, Barnsley S73 8JE

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

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Listing Text

(north-west side),

5/47 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

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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