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Cemetry Chapels

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7153 / 53°42'54"N

Longitude: -1.6434 / 1°38'36"W

OS Eastings: 423631

OS Northings: 424375

OS Grid: SE236243

Mapcode National: GBR JTZG.0X

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.QWM5

Entry Name: Cemetry Chapels

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340914

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley West

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


4/10 Cemetery Chapels


Anglican and Nonconformist chapels. 1865 by Walter Hanstock. Pitched
faced stone with ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roofs with gable
copings with gablet decorations to apex and eaves. 2 identical chapels
of rest with central archway surmounted by square and octagonal tower
with tall slender spire. Each chapel is of 4-bays with gabled porch
and buttresses. Windows are 2-light with cusped heads and quatrefoil.
Hood moulds with figure head stops. East windows are 5-light with
cusped intersecting tracery with cinquefoil in head. West windows
similar but 4-light. The central archway has cusped tracery on
colonnettes with foliated capitals, supported on corbels. Surmounting
the arch is 3-tier tower with raking angle buttresses surmounted by
square pinnacles. The 2nd tier has 2-light traceried windows. The 3rd
tier is octagonal with heavily moulded pointed arched openings with
colonnettes and hood mouldings both with foliated detailing. Perforated
parapet with tall diamond shaped pinnacles with slender tops. Tall
slender octagonal spire.

A high standard of ashlar detailing is noteworthy. Details include
grotesques, beasts, birds, figure heads, flora and foliage.

The Nonconformist chapel has losts its interior, being now used for
storage; the Anglican chapel not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE2363124375

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

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