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Mortuary Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6945 / 53°41'40"N

Longitude: -1.3116 / 1°18'41"W

OS Eastings: 445549

OS Northings: 422229

OS Grid: SE455222

Mapcode National: GBR MT8Q.TB

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.TDLK

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapel

Listing Date: 13 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342698

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4522 SE
(west side, off)
Mortuary Chapel

Mortuary chapel, no longer used. c.1860. Rock-faced snecked stone with ashlar
dressings, Welsh slate roofs with fishscale bands. Decorated Gothic Revival
Style. The chapel is divided into two by an archway above which is a spire,
with linking vestibules, giving an elevation of 1:1:1:1:1 bays, the chapels having
3 bays to the side returns, the established church using the eastern half, and
non-conformist denominations the western half. Plinth. Pointed windows with --
Decorated-style tracery. The chapels project and have stepped setback buttresses,
3-light windows, and steep coped gables. Vestibules have 2-light windows and
lower steep coped gables. The central archway advances and has moulded pointed
arch dying into plain chamfered jambs; single-light opening above; broached spire
of coursed stone, with parapet pierced with trefoils; gargoyles; vents. Rear
is similar, but archway further recessed. Side returns: stepped buttresses
between bays and two-light shorter windows. Roofs have remains of decorative
clay ridge tiles. Pointed doorways within tower arch gives access to chapel

Listing NGR: SE4554922229

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

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