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Latitude: 54.9187 / 54°55'7"N
Longitude: -1.7334 / 1°44'0"W
OS Eastings: 417187
OS Northings: 558250
OS Grid: NZ171582
Mapcode National: GBR JCBK.JL
Mapcode Global: WHC3W.BMTN
Entry Name: The Chapel About 350 Metres West and 650 Metres South of Gibside Hall
Listing Date: 1 February 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185345
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303878
Location: Gateshead, NE16
Electoral Ward/Division: Whickham South and Sunniside
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Whickham
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 15 NE WHICKHAM B6314 (north side)
10/113 The Chapel; about 350
metres west and 6501.2.50
metres south of Gibside
Chapel and mausoleum. 1760-69; completed 1812. Designed by James Paine
for George Bowes, M.P. and coal owner. Ashlar; lead-covered dome.
Greek cross plan. Palladian style, Ionic order. One tall storey on basement,
3 x 3 bays. Plinth and floor band.2 side stairways and front balustrade
to prostyle tetrastyle pedimented portico with central doorway. Attached
corner columns; continous entablature; modillions to main features. Keyed
archivolts and coved reveals to side sash windows with glazing bars. Tall
parapet,with balustraded outer sections,has 6 urn finials. Central drum,
with carved garlands, supports shallow dome. On other elevations the central
projections hold recessed Diocletian windows, curved on plan to follow
shape of room within. Interior: cruciform on 4 attached columns with
apses on 3 sides. Corinthian order. Ionic order to lower cross-vaulted bays;
Ionic doorway. Panelled dome with delicate leafy plasterwork (late C18 or
early C19). Cherrywood box pews and dado; and 3-decker mahogany pulpit,
with inlaid sounding board on Ionic column, behind central altar. Sources:
C. Hussey 'Gibside, County Durham'; Country Life Feb. 8 and 15, 1952;
354-7 and 422-425.
Listing NGR: NZ1718458247
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