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Cemetery Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0814 / 51°4'53"N

Longitude: -4.0474 / 4°2'50"W

OS Eastings: 256681

OS Northings: 133336

OS Grid: SS566333

Mapcode National: GBR KR.D2H4

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.C0Q

Plus Code: 9C3Q3XJ3+H2

Entry Name: Cemetery Lodge

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485455

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/3/18 (North side)
Cemetery Lodge


Cemetery lodge. 1856. To the designs of Richard Davie Gould
(Brooks). For the Barnstaple Burial Board. Snecked local stone
rubble with bathstone dressings; slate roof with some
surviving crested ridge tiles; stacks with stone shafts with
ashlar quoins. Tudor style. L-plan lodge, fronting Bear Street
and built within the cemetery walls. C20 bathroom addition to
rear in angle between the 2 blocks.
2 storeys. Picturesque roofscape with coped gables; stone
copings to chimney shafts. Stone mullioned windows with
chamfered mullions, mostly with transoms. Asymmetrical
3-window range, gabled to the front at the right with a tall,
gabled bellcote in the centre and a gabled half-dormer to the
left. Central plank front door with big strap hinges in stone
shouldered doorway with pyramid stops. Square 3-light bay
window to left with hipped slate roof. Canted bay window to
right of front door. 2-light windows to first floor with slit
window below bellcote. Other elevations preserve some original
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the cemetery was founded by the Barnstaple
Burial Board in 1856. RD Gould was the town surveyor. An
unusually tall and ambitious adaptation of the Tudor style for
a cemetery chapel.
(Brooks C: Mortal Remains: Exeter: 1989-: 119).

Listing NGR: SS5668133336

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