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North Chapel of Sunderland Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Ryhope, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8834 / 54°53'0"N

Longitude: -1.3671 / 1°22'1"W

OS Eastings: 440700

OS Northings: 554478

OS Grid: NZ407544

Mapcode National: GBR VFX.FY

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.ZJ55

Plus Code: 9C6WVJMM+95

Entry Name: North Chapel of Sunderland Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391571

ID on this website: 101279868

Location: Grangetown, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryhope

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Grangetown

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/7/196 (West side (off))
North Chapel of Sunderland Cemetery


Chapel of municipal cemetery. c1858. Snecked limestone rubble
with ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone
gable copings and wrought-iron finial. Geographical N is
ritual E. Nave with sanctuary and transepts, N vestry, W porch
and NW tower. Decorated style with tracery and buttresses.
Half-octagonal sanctuary has cusped lights under lion-masked
eaves gutter to pointed roof; transepts have 3-light windows
on sill string with ball-leaf stops. W porch has diagonal
stepped buttresses flanking double door in pointed-arched
moulded surround with irregular block jamb, under gable with
fleur-de-lys finial. Trefoil in nave gable peak above. Square
tower set back slightly from porch has tall lancets with
alternate block jambs and flower-stopped hoodmoulds to
geometric tracery; gabled diagonal buttresses stepped back to
gables with incised trefoils; tower reduces to octagonal plan
behind these and rises through receding stepped coping to high
octagonal belfry stage with high pointed-arched louvred
openings under head-stopped dripstring; tall stone spire. Roof
has fleur-de-lys finials on overlapping stone gable coping; E
wrought-iron cross finial.

Listing NGR: NZ4070054478

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