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Mortuary Chapel at Handsworth Cemetery

A Grade I Listed Building in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5145 / 52°30'52"N

Longitude: -1.9579 / 1°57'28"W

OS Eastings: 402954

OS Northings: 290731

OS Grid: SP029907

Mapcode National: GBR 2LW.JJ

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.02S7

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapel at Handsworth Cemetery

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217484

Location: Birmingham, B21

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Handsworth Wood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Handsworth St James

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

5104 Handsworth B21
Mortuary Chapel at
Handsworth Cemetery
SP 09 SW 2/12
1909-10, by W H Bidlake. In an Arts and Crafts style. Red brick in English
bond; white stone dressings; slate roof. Six bays, the fourth wider than
the others and creating miniscule transepts which have tall 3-light rather
than tall 2-light windows. Polygonal turrets mark the transition from nave
to apsidal east end. Two west towers with lanterns and spires and, between
them, an octagonal space so arranged that half of it is without the chapel
and half of it within, where it is glazed to form a west gallery. The inside
of yellow stock brick with pink stone dressings. Lierne vault with richly
carved bosses. A narrow ambulatory runs right round the chapel. Rainwater
heads and benches etc all of good design and workmanship. Bidlake is buried
in the cemetery in an unmarked grave.

Listing NGR: SP0295490731

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

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