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Crematorium and Chapel, St Marylebone Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in East Finchley, London

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Latitude: 51.5924 / 51°35'32"N

Longitude: -0.1853 / 0°11'6"W

OS Eastings: 525806

OS Northings: 189729

OS Grid: TQ258897

Mapcode National: GBR C3.CZF

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.Q7XM

Entry Name: Crematorium and Chapel, St Marylebone Cemetery

Listing Date: 26 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199241

Location: Barnet, London, N2

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: East Finchley

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Finchley St Paul

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

(east side)

22/3 Crematorium and Chapel
St Marylebone Cemetary


Crematorium and chapel, 1937, by Edwin Cooper for Borough of St Marylebone.
English band red brick with tile and limestone dressings and stone coursing
beneath eaves; hipped pantile roof. Plan of chapel surrounded by offices, to
north of cloisters, surrounding quadrangle. Italianate style. Chapel has
stepped stone architraves to semi-circular arched windows of 3-bay east and west
windows and round north window; chapel is surrounded by lean-to roofs over low
offices and north entrance loggia, having square-headed classical stone
architraves to doorways and tile surrounds to square-headed windows to east and
west and loggia with tile and brick piers and semi-circular arched entry; stone
semi-circular arch with tile tympanum over panelled double doors set in
square-headed classical stone architraves, flanked by urns set in stone bowls.
Chimney is set within 4-stage south-east tower with neo-classical urns to stone
parapet surmounted by octagonal upper stage with iron grilles to openings and
stone coursing to top. Coilsters surrounding Garden of Rest to rear have stone
bowls set in walls, and stone steps to square-headed west doorway flanked by
3-bay open screens with Doric columns; inner quadrangle has Doric columns to
cloister walks, which have hipped porches with semi-circular arched doorways to
centre of each elevation. Interior: in red brick, with pedimented and
square-headed classical doorways. 3 domes to ceiling of chapel, which has
shields bearing arms of St Marylebone to walls; marble catafalque with
ornamental bronze doors; inverted torch over doorway to Garden of Rest. One of
Edwin Cooper's last commissions; his ashes lie here.
(The Builder, 14.1.1938, pp 61-6).

Listing NGR: TQ2580689729

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