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Woodvale Crematorium

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8348 / 50°50'5"N

Longitude: -0.1147 / 0°6'53"W

OS Eastings: 532852

OS Northings: 105616

OS Grid: TQ328056

Mapcode National: GBR KQ9.FV9

Mapcode Global: FRA B6NW.M3R

Plus Code: 9C2XRVMP+W4

Entry Name: Woodvale Crematorium

Listing Date: 26 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381673

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482036

Also known as: Woodvale Chapels and Crematorium

ID on this website: 101381673

Location: Lewes Road Cemetery, Brighton and Hove, West Sussex, BN2

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Hanover and Elm Grove

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Brighton St Martin with St Wilfrid and St Alban

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: Crematorium Architectural structure Cemetery chapel

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577-1/24/389 (East side)
Woodvale Crematorium


Cemetery chapels (to former Lewes Road cemetery), now
crematorium. 1857 with crematorium of 1930. Flint with
sandstone dressings, roofs of slate. North (Anglican) and
south (Nonconformist) chapels either side of a tower and
spire; in front of the tower, a gabled carriage arch under
which the hearses passed, emerging on the far side of the
EXTERIOR: the carriage arch is pointed, moulded and
sub-ordered with an ogee dripmould leading up to a decorated
corbel carrying the figure of an angel in the gable; the arch
is now closed by a scheme of memorial tablets. Either side of
the arch is a single-storey linking wing with a window with
intersecting tracery and quatrefoil panelling to the parapet.
Tower of 3 stages with corner buttresses and belfry carried up
into gabled lucarnes, broach spire, with corner pinnacles now
The 2 chapels are of identical design, presenting gables to
east and west: low angle buttresses; east and west windows
with geometrical tracery, quatrefoil window to gable; the
north and south sides have pointed-arched entrances in
buttressed and gabled porches, and 2-light, pointed-arched
windows with geometrical tracery to either side.
At the south-east corner, the single-storey crematorium with
octagonal chimney, all detailed in flint and sandstone. The
crematorium was the first in Sussex.
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).

Listing NGR: TQ3285205616

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