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Non Conformist Chapel to the Cemetery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheylesmore, Coventry

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Latitude: 52.3991 / 52°23'56"N

Longitude: -1.4989 / 1°29'55"W

OS Eastings: 434193

OS Northings: 278021

OS Grid: SP341780

Mapcode National: GBR HHQ.RZ

Mapcode Global: VHBWY.YYZP

Entry Name: Non Conformist Chapel to the Cemetery

Listing Date: 24 June 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076624

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218522

Location: Coventry, CV1

County: Coventry

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheylesmore

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Coventry, All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

Non-Conformist Chapel
to The Cemetery
SP 37 NW 17/344


1846-7. Designed under the direction of (Sir) Joseph Faxton probably by George
Henry Stokes. Ashlar. Classical temple. 2 giant storeys on basement. 3 steps
up. Paired piers at outer corners. Fluted Ionic columns in antis, wide central
intercolumniation. Entablature with dentilled cornice and pediment. Set back in
the plain wall behind the Ionic columns is a central doorway with a pair of double
doors, single panel, in architrave surround with frieze and cornice over. Tablet
above. 1 storey pavilion wings set back to right and left. 3 bays each, divided
by pilasters. Basement; entablature. The bay immediately adjoining the chapel
each side is solid; the other 2 are open 'temples', with a freestanding pier.
Other elevations all finely finished. East end with dentilled pediment. Flatheaded
Interior, panelled pews, flat plaster ceiling with cornice. Disused and dilapidated.
Not used or restored since war damage to roof. A Classical building of very fine
quality standing in Sir Joseph Paxton's nobel cemetery layout. Fine tree planting
etc. See 'The Works of Sir Joseph Paxton by G F Chadwick, 1960.

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Listing NGR: SP3419378021

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