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Cemetery Chapels

A Grade II Listed Building in Audlem, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9903 / 52°59'24"N

Longitude: -2.5097 / 2°30'35"W

OS Eastings: 365879

OS Northings: 343780

OS Grid: SJ658437

Mapcode National: GBR 7T.HNVP

Mapcode Global: WH9BQ.F33F

Plus Code: 9C4VXFRR+44

Entry Name: Cemetery Chapels

Listing Date: 19 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57028

Location: Audlem, Cheshire East, CW3

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Audlem

Built-Up Area: Audlem

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Audlem St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

AUDLEM C.P. (Off) CHESHIRE STREET
SJ 64 SE
8/3 Cemetery Chapels
-
- II
Cemetery chapels. 1860-80. Red random bond brick with diapering of
blue bricks and bands of encaustic tiles with alternating bands of red
and blue slates to the roof. Two funeral chapels connected by a range
of porches, archway and bell tower. Road front: projecting plinth
common to whole building with chamfered ashlar top. Pointed archway
at right of centre with double chamfered rebate with a gable above
which has a row of patterned encaustic tiles sandwiched between rows
of blue bricks. To the gable apex is an octagonal panel in relief
showing Christ in the act of blessing the congregation. To the left
of this is the square bell tower which has a clasping buttress to the
left hand corner and a quatrefoil to its lower body with ashlar
surround and a pointed lancet above and a louvred lancet above that to
the bell chamber. Square spire above of slate. The chapel porches
lie to either side of this with lancet windows. To right and left of
this central range both chapels have gable ends. Both chapels have
angle buttresses to the corners and a central double doorway with
pilarettes to either side with crocketed capitals and bands of
encaustic tiles at the level of the capitals. Chamfered door reveals
and ashlar hood moulds with figurehead label stops. The buttresses
have ashlar offsets and to the gables are windows of plate tracery
having three lancet lights to the lower body and circular lights
above. Bands of encaustic tiles at the level of their sills and at
the springing of the arches. Bands of blue brick to the upper body of
both gables and crosses to the apexes. The sides have lancet lights
with buttresses between and the western gable ends (ritual East) have
paired lancets with an oval light above. The interior of both chapels
has diapering and bands of encaustic tiles to the walls and floors of
richly patterned encaustic tiling and panelled wooden roofs.


Listing NGR: SJ6587943780

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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