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Southernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Wombwell, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5234 / 53°31'24"N

Longitude: -1.4043 / 1°24'15"W

OS Eastings: 439592

OS Northings: 403132

OS Grid: SE395031

Mapcode National: GBR LWMP.SP

Mapcode Global: WHDCY.DPJS

Plus Code: 9C5WGHFW+97

Entry Name: Southernmost Chapel at Wombwell Cemetery

Listing Date: 18 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333674

Location: Wombwell, Barnsley, S73

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Wombwell

Built-Up Area: Wombwell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wombwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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(north-west side),

5/46 Southernmost Chapel
at Wombwell Cemetery


Mortuary chapel. c1868. By Thomas Dobb of Rotherham. Thinly-
coursed sandstone with some contrasting dressings, Welsh slate roof.
Single-cell with corner spire. High Victorian style; polychromatic
relieving arches, carved and contrasting bands. Battered plinth with
chamfered band. Gable-entry front: moulded, pointed doorway with
colonnettes; circular window above with foiled openings to sunken
ashlar panel; ashlar gable copings with stepped kneelers. Spire to
left: square, buttressed base to octagonal turret with slit windows,
carved bands and lucarnes. Cusped blind opening to each side beneath
grotesques. Tapered spire with more grotesques beneath ashlar top.
Rear: 4-light window beneath pierced circular panel. Returns: two
2-light windows flanked by single lights, pierced circular window
beneath central gablet. Decorative cut-slate roof, leaded flhche
base to ridge. Occasionally used for burial services; some windows
boarded and in poor repair.
Architect referred to in Barnsley Chronicle, 8/8/1867: cutting in
Barnsley Local History Library.

Listing NGR: SE3959203132

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