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Chapels, Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Newent, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9273 / 51°55'38"N

Longitude: -2.4141 / 2°24'50"W

OS Eastings: 371623

OS Northings: 225499

OS Grid: SO716254

Mapcode National: GBR FZ.NPT3

Mapcode Global: VH93W.3TMF

Plus Code: 9C3VWHGP+W9

Entry Name: Chapels, Cemetery

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 125718

Location: Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL18

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Newent

Built-Up Area: Newent

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Newent St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Chapels: 1863 by Jacques and Son. Squared, coursed stone, ashlar
dressings, tiled roof. H-plan, chapels at ends with single-storey
link. Plain plinth, string course at window sill level
throughout. Left: gable to chapel, square-set corner buttresses,
save left return: 4-light Decorated tracery window, stone
voussoirs over: quatrefoil in gable above. Projecting kneelers
to parapet gable, cross-gablet apex. To right lower link, low
window, Decorated tracery, stone voussoirs. Plain, sightly
projecting eaves to carry gutter. Centre breaks forward,
diagonally-set corner buttresses, central opening, moulded, pointed
arch on responds up 1 stone step. Above sloping offsets to sides,
moulded string, 2 further offsets, pair blind lancets centre with
open quatrefoil over. Above moulded string, recessed centre and
flat top, with stone finial and tall, iron cross (bellcote removed
mid-late C20). Low, cross roof behind. To right mirrors left,
but with central buttress to chapel gable, 2-light similar windows
each side: stone cross on apex. Chapel doors in outer returns.
Interior: cross passage, wrought-iron gates to passages in centre,
vestries originally behind. Left-hand chapel nonconformist,
fittings now removed to form store. Panelled, boarded ceiling, 2
arch-braced trusses rising from corbels. Anglican chapel to
right, pews set chapel-wise. walls unplastered, open rafter roof.
Porches to chapel doors in end returns removed mid-late C20.
Forms group with cemetery gateway (q. v.). (D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970.)

Listing NGR: SO7162325499

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