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Northernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Wombwell, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5236 / 53°31'24"N

Longitude: -1.4041 / 1°24'14"W

OS Eastings: 439604

OS Northings: 403155

OS Grid: SE396031

Mapcode National: GBR LWMP.TM

Mapcode Global: WHDCY.DPMM

Entry Name: Northernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery

Listing Date: 18 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333675

Location: Barnsley, S73

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Wombwell

Built-Up Area: Wombwell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wombwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(north-west side),

5/47 Northernmost Chapel
at Wombwell Cemetery


Mortuary chapel now store. c1868. By Thomas Dobb of Rotherham.
Thinly-coursed sandstone with some contrasting dressings, Welsh
slate roof. Single-cell with corner spire. High Victorian style:
polychromatic relieving arches, carved and contrasting bands.
Battered plinth with chamfered band. Gable entry front: moulded,
pointed doorway with colonnettes (all restored): circular window
above with foiled openings in sunken ashlar panel; ashlar gable
copings with stepped kneelers. Spire to right: square, buttressed
base to octagonal turret with slit windows, carved bands and lucarnes.
Cusped blind opening to each side beneath grotesques. Tapered spire
with more grotesques beneath ashlar top. Rear: 4-light window beneath
pierced circular panel. Returns: two 2-light windows flanked by single
lights, pierced circular window beneath central gablet, windows bricked.
Decorative cut-slate roof. Architect referred to in Barnsley Chronicle,
8/8/1867: cutting in Barnsley Local History Library.

Listing NGR: SE3960403155

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