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Pair of Chapels in Cowpen Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Blyth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.13 / 55°7'48"N

Longitude: -1.5295 / 1°31'46"W

OS Eastings: 430098

OS Northings: 581841

OS Grid: NZ300818

Mapcode National: GBR K9R3.NT

Mapcode Global: WHC30.GBW2

Entry Name: Pair of Chapels in Cowpen Cemetery

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236002

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blyth

Built-Up Area: Blyth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blyth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 38 SW
(South side)
2/38 Pair of chapels
in Cowpen Cemetery
Cemetery Chapels, c.1875. Tooled stone with ashlar dressings; roof of mixed
Welsh and Lakeland slates with terracotta ridge. Free C14 style. North
elevation in 3 parts: central porch with tall moulded arch, stepped diagonal
buttresses and corner pinnacles linked by flying buttresses to octagonal
turret with spire, rising from crown of arch. To left and right gable ends
of chapels, with 3-light windows and trefoiled panels in gables, joined to
porch by lower lobbies with cinquefoil-headed windows and parapets with
pierced quatrefoils. Returns of chapels each 3 bays, with lancet windows;
lower bay with 2-light window to rear of each chapel, linked by C20 crematorium
in same style.

Immediately left and right of porch entrance, standing just clear of wall,
small flat-topped stones with incised C (left) and U (right).

Cowpen Cemetery, with chapels for 'Church of England and Dissenters' was
opened in 1877.

Listing NGR: NZ3009881841

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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