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Church of England Chapel in St Michael's Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingsmead, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3859 / 51°23'9"N

Longitude: -2.3821 / 2°22'55"W

OS Eastings: 373509

OS Northings: 165273

OS Grid: ST735652

Mapcode National: GBR 0QG.4KV

Mapcode Global: VH96L.NFKF

Entry Name: Church of England Chapel in St Michael's Cemetery

Listing Date: 20 December 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1405783

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Kingsmead

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

Anglican cemetery chapel, dating from circa 1862. By George Phillips Manners.

Description

Anglican cemetery chapel, dating from circa 1862. By George Phillips Manners.

MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar with a Welsh slate roof.

DESCRIPTION: A Gothic-Revival chapel in the Early English (or 'Second Pointed') style. A single-cell with three bays oriented north-south, with a small tower with spire at south-west corner. It has a plain base with cill band encircling the building. The south front has a door with a triple-lancet above. The long sides of the three-bays are divided by buttresses with off-sets. There is a single-light window with hood-mould to each bay. The north wall has a circular window containing six roundels and central star. There are coped gables with crosses. The tower is square going to an octagonal bell stage; each face has gabled lancet opening, with a spire above.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.

History

St Michael's Cemetery was laid out circa 1862, with areas for Anglican and Non-conformist burials, each of which was provided with a cemetery chapel.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: a well-preserved and well-executed example of a mid-C19 cemetery chapel by a recognised architect.
* Group value: with the nearby Non-conformist chapel, (listed at Grade II), this building forms a picturesque group of structures within the cemetery, whose entrance gateway is also listed at Grade II.

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