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Milton Cemetery Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Milton, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7993 / 50°47'57"N

Longitude: -1.0594 / 1°3'33"W

OS Eastings: 466383

OS Northings: 100394

OS Grid: SU663003

Mapcode National: GBR VX2.F7

Mapcode Global: FRA 86NZ.K2K

Plus Code: 9C2WQWXR+P6

Entry Name: Milton Cemetery Chapel

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474963

Location: Milton, Portsmouth, PO4

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Milton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Milton St James

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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774-1/4/287 (East side (off))
25/09/72 Milton Cemetery Chapel


Cemetery chapel. 1910-11. By GE Smith. Red brick in English
bond, stone dressings. Welsh slated roofs.
STYLE: Neo-Jacobean.
PLAN: 1-bay chancel, 3-bay nave, projecting south entrance
porch, north-east vestry and shallow entrance porch to east
face of chancel.
EXTERIOR: west face of nave has moulded stone capped plinth,
clasping buttresses each terminating with double curved stone
coping with 2 iron finials. Stone banded brickwork. At centre
is a 6-light wide stone mullioned and twice transomed window
with 3 tiers of segmental pointed headed lights set under
serpentine arch with hoodmould, flanking stone pilasters each
set on octagonal brick pilaster. Sculpture in flat relief to
each side of window head and set in tympanum of facing gable
with lower stone framed brick panels. Stone parapet and coping
with iron cross at apex supported on 3 stone finials. South
face of nave has 2 mullioned and twice transomed 4-light stone
windows with at centre a single transomed window, segmental
pointed headed lights each set under serpentine arch with
hoodmould. Flanking buttresses similar to west, stone banded
brickwork, parapet and coping. At centre of roof is a spirelet
rising from octagonal bellcote.
Entrance porch projects from the centre bay. 5 stone steps
approach the opening with a 3-centred stone arch and jambs set
under serpentine lintel with hoodmould. Facing gable with
stone parapet and coping, tympanum infilled with vertical
stone framed brick panels. Flanking sloped pilasters, stone
bands. At rear of porch is a 2-leaf door, each leaf with 3
narrow vertical panels and a 6-pane upper panel set under
3-centred arch. Left and right returns each have a small
3-light stone window set under flat arch, stone sillband.
Stone parapet and coping. The lower chancel has a 4-light
mullioned and transomed window similar to nave. East face of
chancel with clasped buttresses has at centre a recessed
2-leaf 8-panelled door under a recessed 3-centred stone arch
with architrave. Serpentine stone arch with hoodmould, broken
pediment with vertical stone framed brick panelled tympanum.
Facing gable with stone parapet and coping. Within gable is a
stone sculptured plaque depicting the signs of the Zodiac.
North face of nave and chancel similar to south. From left

(east) bay of nave is a projecting flat roofed vestry, with
clasped buttresses, plinth and stone bands. On left return is
a 3-light stone mullioned window set under flat arch and on
right return a 4 panelled door with upper 8-pane glazed panel,
set under stone serpentine arch with hoodmould approached by
5-stone steps with attached iron railings.
INTERIOR: nave walls have polished grey faience dados, plaster
above. 3-bay queen post roof with panelled ceiling. Nave floor
is raised above chancel floor and divided by a 3-light wide
glazed screen with slim metal columns supporting carved wood
uprights to the long 8-light panel with segmental pointed
heads set under stone serpentine arch and moulded jambs. All
windows have 'fruit and foliage' motif stained glass in the
Art Nouveau manner.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: Highgate Hill, London N19: 1970-: 73;
Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 108; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1973-: 445).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158

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