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Mortuary Chapel in Tiverton Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9117 / 50°54'42"N

Longitude: -3.4852 / 3°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 295682

OS Northings: 113524

OS Grid: SS956135

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.QT1T

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LP.N1C

Plus Code: 9C2RWG67+MW

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapel in Tiverton Cemetery

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485334

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Built-Up Area: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS9513 PARK ROAD, Tiverton
848-1/5/242 (East side)
Mortuary chapel in Tiverton Cemetery


Mortuary chapel. 1855 by GA Boyce of Tiverton. Squared
purple-red stone rubble with Bath stone dressings. Slated
roof. Anglo-Norman style.
EXTERIOR: nave has 3 single light, round-headed windows on
each side, with 3 more on the apse. Flat buttresses between
and flanking the windows. At west end a round-arched doorway
with attached columns; double plank doors, studded and with
ornate iron strap-hinges. Above it a similar, single light
window. Stone cross on gable. On eastern gable the base of a
former stone bell turret. Gutters carried on stone corbel
tables carved with grotesque heads.
INTERIOR: has simple wooden pews at either side of a centre
aisle, the pew-ends carved with quatrefoils. Wooden alter with
trefoil-headed panels. Dado of upright planking. Arch-braced
roof, the feet of the braces resting on moulded stone corbels.
There may be patterned tiles under the fitted carpets.
The chapel contains an old wooden coffin-carriage with iron
wheels having solid rubber tyres. Brass maker's plate:
was one of 2 chapels built by the Burial Board for the Parish
of Tiverton `according to the plans and drawings relating
thereto prepared by Mr Gideon Acland Boyce, the Architect to
the said Burial Board'; that for the nonconformists has been
demolished, that for the Church of England survives.
HISTORY: Boyce's drawing for the nonconformist chapel
(identical to the surviving one) is preserved in the devon
Record Office. It was approved in August 1855 and was to be
finished, along with the other chapel, lodge and entrance
gates, by 1 August 1856. Plans for re-seating both chapels
were prepared by William Rowe of Tiverton in 1891, this being
done, and the floors laid with decorative tiles, by 1892.

Listing NGR: SS9568213524

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