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Henley Cemetery Nonconformist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bix and Assendon, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5542 / 51°33'15"N

Longitude: -0.9279 / 0°55'40"W

OS Eastings: 474428

OS Northings: 184468

OS Grid: SU744844

Mapcode National: GBR C4K.D8B

Mapcode Global: VHDWF.V6TD

Entry Name: Henley Cemetery Nonconformist Chapel

Listing Date: 12 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461864

Location: Bix and Assendon, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Bix and Assendon

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bix

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


(South side)
Lower Assendon
Henley Cemetery Nonconformist


Nonconformist cemetery chapel, 1868

MATERIALS: Knapped flint with freestone dressings and clay tile roof.

PLAN: Nave and short chancel with north entrance porch

EXTERIOR: Steeply pitched roofs with bands of shaped tiles, crested ridge-tiles and stone coping to gable ends with finials and corbelled kneelers. Remains of dismantled bell-cote over east end of nave. Shallow buttresses with multiple off-sets. Stone plinth-course and string-course at base of windows. Two-light east window and three-light west windows have Geometric Decorated tracery; windows to north and south are small cusped lancets. Pointed-arched north and south doorways, the doors having ornate wrought-iron hinges.

INTERIORS: Simple rendered chamfered chancel arch. Scissor-braced roof. Fixtures and fittings removed.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The Nonconformist chapel at Fairmile Cemetery, built in 1868, is listed for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: the building is handsomely built, well detailed and comparatively unaltered.
* Group value: it forms a pair with the neighbouring Anglican chapel, and the two form the centrepiece to an intact Victorian cemetery landscape.
Listing NGR: SU7442884468

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