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Mortuary Chapels at Keynsham Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4213 / 51°25'16"N

Longitude: -2.5115 / 2°30'41"W

OS Eastings: 364531

OS Northings: 169262

OS Grid: ST645692

Mapcode National: GBR CVY.RC

Mapcode Global: VH88W.FJ4T

Plus Code: 9C3VCFCQ+GC

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapels at Keynsham Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485048

Location: Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Keynsham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Sepulchral chapel

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Mortuary Chapels at Keynsham


Two attached Anglican mortuary chapels. 1877-8 by Charles
Edward Davis of Bath; repaired 1885 by local builder, Edward
Harvey. Squared and coursed rock-faced Pennant rubble with
Bath ashlar dressings, copings and gabled plain tile roofs.
STYLE: Middle Pointed.
PLAN: 2 chapels flanking tall carriage archway.
EXTERIOR: single-storey chapels and links. Symmetrical
composition with each chapel having a 2-light,
2-centred-arched window to north and south gable faces with
trefoil-cusped lights and rose tracery sections above; coped
parapet with kneelers, crosses at apex and ridge cresting; 2
single-light windows and external battered stacks to return
walls. Link buildings have plain 3-light windows with arched
heads. Tall carriage archway on both sides has pointed-arched
head with carved head stops, diagonal buttresses and small
3-light arched openings with louvres below gable; octagonal
spirelet with tiled base, wooden louvred mid section with
trefoil decoration and tiled upper spire with wrought-iron
INTERIOR: each chapel has plain canted rafter roof with
plaster infill and stained glass roundels of saints to rose
HISTORICAL NOTE: the cemetery was sited in the middle of a
very large Roman villa built in the late C3. The chapels were
constructed by Keynsham builder, H Sheppard and consecrated in
April 1878.
The building is a late example of the style, but is of
significant local historical importance, entirely unaltered
and designed by a major local architect.
The chapels were dilapidated and disused at time of survey.
(Keynsham Burial Board Records).

Listing NGR: ST6453169262

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