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Central Chapel Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Pallion, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9008 / 54°54'2"N

Longitude: -1.4194 / 1°25'9"W

OS Eastings: 437327

OS Northings: 556380

OS Grid: NZ373563

Mapcode National: GBR V62.KH

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.52BT

Entry Name: Central Chapel Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391404

Location: Sunderland, SR4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Pallion

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


SUNDERLAND

NZ35NE CHESTER ROAD
920-1/4/33 (North side (off))
Central Chapel Bishopwearmouth
Cemetery

GV II

Chapel, one of identical pair for Anglican and Non-Conformist
use, in municipal cemetery. 1856. By Thomas Moore. Decorated
style. Brick with ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate
roof with fishscale decoration, ashlar gable copings and
bellcote. Geographical S is ritual E. Nave and sanctuary with
N vestry, W porch and SW chapel.
Stone surround to high 4-light E window with dripmould and Dec
tracery under E gable; 3-bay nave and one-bay sanctuary have
lancets with dripmoulds over plain stone surrounds, in bays
defined by stepped gabled buttresses. SW octagonal chapel has
lancets and door alternating with plain sides, under high
hipped roof with lucarnes over windows and door. W porch,
flanked by lancets, has long ogee dripmould over door in
moulded pointed arch under gable on gabled angle buttresses;
octagonal projection behind porch rises to shafted octagonal
bellcote with 2 tiers of gabled arcaded sides and stone
spirelet. Steeply pitched roof has bands of fishscale patterns
and gable copings.
Most openings blocked and building out of use at time of
survey.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 157; Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland
1814-1914: Newcastle: 1983-: 15).


Listing NGR: NZ3732756380

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