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Mausoleum/Mortuary Chapel 90 Metres North of Yew Trees

A Grade II Listed Building in Lartington, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.556 / 54°33'21"N

Longitude: -1.9698 / 1°58'11"W

OS Eastings: 402052

OS Northings: 517860

OS Grid: NZ020178

Mapcode National: GBR GHPR.BL

Mapcode Global: WHB4C.QR65

Plus Code: 9C6WH24J+93

Entry Name: Mausoleum/Mortuary Chapel 90 Metres North of Yew Trees

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121025

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111265

ID on this website: 101121025

Location: Lartington, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Lartington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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NZ 0217
(North side, off)
32/96 Mausoleum/Mortuary
Chapel, 90 metres
north of Yew Trees
Small mausoleum/mortuary chapel. Dated 1877 on keystone. Built for Monsignor
Thomas Witham of Lartington Hall. Rock-faced masonry with leaded roofs. Square,
single-cell plan.

Stepped clasping buttresses. Pair of 3-panel doors in splayed round-arched
doorway with roll-moulded hoodmould and projecting keystone inscribed: TW 1877.
Doorway-flanked by stepped pilasters partly cut away to accommodate red sandstone
colonnettes. Pilasters crowned by statuettes of St. Peter (to left) and St.
Paul (to right). Raised cross above keystone. Wood eaves cornice. Low-pitched
hipped roof surmounted by glazed, square-plan lantern with leaded pyramidal
roof. Slightly-projecting rear bay has 3 stepped round-headed lancets.

Caen-stone-lined interior has carvings by Messrs. Priestman and Sons of

Of interest as a mortuary chapel in a private Catholic cemetery.

Listing NGR: NZ0205217860

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