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Non-Conformist chapel in St Michael's Cemetery

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3857 / 51°23'8"N

Longitude: -2.3829 / 2°22'58"W

OS Eastings: 373447

OS Northings: 165258

OS Grid: ST734652

Mapcode National: GBR 0QG.4C9

Mapcode Global: VH96L.NF2J

Entry Name: Non-Conformist chapel in St Michael's Cemetery

Listing Date: 20 December 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1405837

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

Non-conformist cemetery chapel, circa 1862. By George Phillips Manners.

Description

Non-conformist cemetery chapel, circa 1862. By George Phillips Manners.

MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar with a Welsh slate roof.

EXTERIOR: An octagonal, Chapter House-like, chapel orientated north-south, with entrance on south side. Bays are separated by buttresses with off-set and gabled cap. Each bay has a single window with reticulated head and hood-mould above. The south face has doorway with single order of colonnettes, original plank doors with surface ironwork. The window above is shorter but otherwise the same. There is a circular north window. The roof no longer has its finial.

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 Anglican 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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