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Mortuary Chapels at Ware Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Ware, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8172 / 51°49'2"N

Longitude: -0.0435 / 0°2'36"W

OS Eastings: 534953

OS Northings: 214987

OS Grid: TL349149

Mapcode National: GBR KBL.1TC

Mapcode Global: VHGPH.6LB8

Plus Code: 9C3XRX84+VH

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapels at Ware Cemetery

Listing Date: 13 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412419

Location: Ware, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ware

Built-Up Area: Ware

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ware

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Sepulchral chapel

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829-1/5/186 (South side)
Mortuary Chapels at Ware Cemetery


Mortuary chapels, now disused. 1854-1855. By Thomas Smith,
architect. Brick, with cement `rock' facing, with
bitumen-lined `joints', artificial stone dressings, cast
cement or Coade stone ornamental bosses and gargoyles, Welsh
slated roofs. L-plan, with twin chapels of 3 bays each at
right angles, south chapel for Anglicans, north chapel for
non-conformists, with tower in re-entrant. Free interpretation
of 14th century Decorated style.
Chapels have projecting buttresses, with lancet windows, with
cusped, and curvilinear traceried heads, principal E and W
windows of Anglican chapel and N window of non-conformist
chapel, having 3 lights, with cusped heads, and curvilinear
tracery with mouchettes. All windows in moulded reveals, with
dripmoulds above, those on side elevations continuations of
reveals, with dripmoulds above, those on side elevations
continuations of string courses. Principal east and north
doors flanked by colonnettes, with moulded caps and moulded
arches, and dripmoulds with ornamental bosses.
(Heath C: The Book of Ware. A Portrait of the Town: Chesham:
1977-: 83).

Listing NGR: TL3495314987

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