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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207062
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391404
Location: Sunderland, SR4
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
NZ35NE CHESTER ROAD
920-1/4/33 (North side (off))
Central Chapel Bishopwearmouth
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
(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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