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Columbarium at Lawnswood Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Adel and Wharfedale, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8461 / 53°50'45"N

Longitude: -1.595 / 1°35'41"W

OS Eastings: 426743

OS Northings: 438948

OS Grid: SE267389

Mapcode National: GBR B61.02

Mapcode Global: WHC95.GLPC

Entry Name: Columbarium at Lawnswood Cemetery

Listing Date: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375314

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466209

Location: Leeds, LS16

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Adel and Wharfedale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Far Headingley St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


SE23NE OTLEY ROAD, Lawnswood
714-1/6/937 (West side (off))
Columbarium at Lawnswood Cemetery


Columbarium. Dated 1933, dedicated July 1934. By Col AE Kirk,
completed by Messrs. Kirk and Tomlinson of Leeds. Red brick
and Portland stone, pantile roof, marble details. A tall
single-storey building in Classical style with war memorial
and tiers of niches containing cinerary urns; the portico
continued as L-shaped colonnaded wings enclosing a paved area
with low walls, facing NE.
The chapel is apsidal, barrel-vaulted, with 3 recesses along
each side containing the shelves with urns, some closed by
patterned bronze grilles; round-arched clerestory windows; the
entrance has glazed bronze double doors, overlight with
elaborate scrolled decoration, keyed architrave, round window
above. The high round-arched portico has columns in antis and
entablature with 2 urns, panelled reveals to the arch. The
round arch repeated in the colonnades, the back walls with
inscribed plaques; the ends return as round-arched doorways
with stone architrave and bronze fanlight, hipped roof. The
outside face of the wings and chapel also carries memorial
plaques and inscribed stone panels.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The building provided accommodation for 2,000 urns within the
(Handbook to Leeds Crematorium: 1936-).

Listing NGR: SE2674338948

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

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