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Latitude: 51.8491 / 51°50'56"N
Longitude: -2.2299 / 2°13'47"W
OS Eastings: 384257
OS Northings: 216742
OS Grid: SO842167
Mapcode National: GBR 1LD.118
Mapcode Global: VH94C.9SGD
Plus Code: 9C3VRQXC+J2
Entry Name: Cemetery Chapels
Listing Date: 15 December 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1271585
English Heritage Legacy ID: 472143
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4
Electoral Ward/Division: Matson and Robinswood
Built-Up Area: Gloucester
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: St James and All Saints, Gloucester
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO81NW CEMETERY ROAD
844-1/3/60 (North side)
Cemetery chapels within Gloucester Cemetery. 1857, by Medland
and Maberly for the Corporation of the City of Gloucester. In
Ashlar with features in darker stone, gabled tiled roofs with
later repairs but retaining original red and black tiles in
diaper pattern and decorative ridge tiles. Decorated Gothic
Style. Symmetrical; two parallel chapels, one for Anglicans,
the other for Nonconformists, flanking a tall central tower
enclosing a central carriageway; each chapel is entered either
through a cross passage from the carriageway, or from an
entrance porch in the centre of the outer side of each chapel.
EXTERIOR: offset plinth to all parts of the building, and a
moulded string course below the fenestration; the central
tower of two square stages and an inset octagonal stage capped
by the bottom courses of a proposed spire; the two lower
stages of the tower have diagonal corner buttresses with
gablet offsets at the top of the first stage, and panelled
pinnacles and pieced parapets crowning the second stage; the
octagonal stage has angle buttresses and a crenellated parapet
and each canted face of the octagon is supported by a pierced
flying buttress springing from the base of a pinnacle.
On the east and west sides of the tower tall arched entries to
the carriageway; on each cardinal face of the octagon a
two-light window with cusped tracery; both chapels have
diagonal corner buttresses and coped gables with kneelers,
Each of the west gable-end walls has a central offset
buttresses between a pair of two-light windows and in each of
the east gable-end walls a three-light window, all with cusped
tracery and hoodmoulds, in the apex of the gables to each
chapel an arched roof-light with varied tracery and
In the side walls of each chapel, on each side of the linking
passages and the outer porches, two-light windows with cusped
heads to each light; the outer porches have coped gables,
moulded arched doorways with hoodmoulds and a quatrefoil light
in each side.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The building is a fine example of the type of linked chapels
often provided in corporation cemeteries in the C19.
Listing NGR: SO8425716742
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