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Latitude: 51.9064 / 51°54'22"N
Longitude: -2.0427 / 2°2'33"W
OS Eastings: 397161
OS Northings: 223092
OS Grid: SO971230
Mapcode National: GBR 2M6.DDC
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.JBZX
Entry Name: Two Cemetery Chapels, Cheltenham Cemetery
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386763
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474162
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
Electoral Ward/Division: Oakley
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO92SE BOUNCERS LANE
630-1/2/214 Two Cemetery Chapels, Cheltenham
(Formerly Listed as:
Chapels. c1864, by WH Knight, architect. Builders, Messers
Billing and Sons. Coursed rough-faced rubble with ashlar
dressings. Hard glazed tiles with fishscale bands to roofs,
weathered coping cross finials.
PLAN/EXTERIOR: the Anglican and Non-Conformist chapels form a
symmetrical composition with 3-bay link blocks and a central
entrance feature capped by a 2-stage tower with stone spire.
Decorated Gothic style with carved steps, strings and large
4-light geometric window and a spherical triangle above. Link
passages set one bay back and with central bayed breaks which
have 2-light windows with quatrefoils to heads. Pierced
parapet. Tower has diagonal buttresses and arcaded belfry
stage. Broach spire has arched vents with lucarnes and
canopied pedestals on the corner.
Returns: 4-bay chapels with gablets above foiled oculi above
each window. Projecting gabled porches to outer sides have
plank doors in trefoil-headed openings.
INTERIOR: retain original joinery and plasterwork, otherwise
HISTORICAL NOTE: the competition for the cemetery was won by
Knight in 1862. Despite the mid C20 additions to the rear,
this survives as the finest Victorian cemetery chapel in
England, enhanced by its parkland setting.
Listing NGR: SO9716123092
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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