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Latitude: 51.0816 / 51°4'53"N
Longitude: -4.0473 / 4°2'50"W
OS Eastings: 256692
OS Northings: 133360
OS Grid: SS566333
Mapcode National: GBR KR.D2J4
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.C1Q
Entry Name: East Cemetery Chapel
Listing Date: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384998
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485457
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North 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
SS5533 BEAR STREET
684-1/3/19 (North side)
East Cemetery Chapel
Cemetery chapel, one of an identical pair. 1856. To the
designs of Richard Davie Gould. Snecked local slatestone;
natural slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Decorated Gothic
style. Close to the entrance and on the same alignment as the
other chapel of the pair (qv). Shown on the OS map as the
Nonconformist chapel of the pair.
small 3-bay chapel with gabled porch in the centre on the
south side. Clasping battered buttresses at ends with low
buttress in the centre below the E window cill. Coped gables
with kneelers; coped plinth. E and W ends identical with
3-light window with hoodmould, carved corbel heads and cusped
roundels in the head tracery. Moulded string across E and W
ends rises to form cill below window. S side has coped gabled
porch with chamfered 2-centred arched doorway. Windows, 2 to S
side, 3 to N, are 2-light traceried windows. W end has later
doorway knocked in and conversion to toilet at west end.
INTERIOR: not inspected but may retain features of interest.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the cemetery was founded by the Barnstaple
Burial Board in 1856 (Brooks). RD Gould was the town surveyor.
(Brooks C: Mortal Remains: Exeter: 1989-: 119).
Listing NGR: SS5669233360
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