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Eastern Mortuary Chapel at Lancaster Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0503 / 54°3'1"N

Longitude: -2.7762 / 2°46'34"W

OS Eastings: 349280

OS Northings: 461869

OS Grid: SD492618

Mapcode National: GBR 9P1L.RV

Mapcode Global: WH847.BG8B

Entry Name: Eastern Mortuary Chapel at Lancaster Cemetery

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383286

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: John O'Gaunt

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/1/251 (North side (off))
Eastern mortuary chapel at Lancaster


One of a group of 3 mortuary chapels (qv) built to serve
Lancaster Cemetery, which was opened in 1855; for
Nonconformists. By Edward Paley. Coursed squared sandstone
with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Gothic Revival style.
Cruciform plan, with an entrance porch facing west.
The chapel has angle buttresses, coped gables, and a
continuous string course at window sill level. The north and
south windows are triple stepped lancets with shafts and
hoodmoulds. The east gable has a wheel window. The porch has
arcaded openings in its north and south walls, each of 4
chamfered lancet arches with limestone shafts which have
foiliated capitals. The outer porch doorway is moulded and
pointed with the inner orders carried on foliated corbels. The
porch gable has a poppy head finial at its apex, and the main
gable above has a cross finial.

Listing NGR: SD4928061869

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