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Latitude: 51.0816 / 51°4'53"N
Longitude: -4.0479 / 4°2'52"W
OS Eastings: 256650
OS Northings: 133354
OS Grid: SS566333
Mapcode National: GBR KR.D2CS
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.BTW
Plus Code: 9C3Q3XJ2+JR
Entry Name: West Cemetery Chapel
Listing Date: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384999
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485458
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
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
684-1/3/20 (North side)
West 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
Anglican chapel of the pair. Small 3-bay chapel with gabled
porch in the centre on the S 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.
INTERIOR: not inspected but may retain features of interest.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the cemetery was founded by the Barnstaple
Burial Board in 1856. RD Gould was the town surveyor.
(Brooks C: Mortal Remains: Exeter: 1989-: 119).
Listing NGR: SS5665033354
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