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Two Cemetery Chapels, Cheltenham Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Oakley, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VWX44+GW

Entry Name: Two Cemetery Chapels, Cheltenham Cemetery

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474162

Location: Oakley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Oakley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/2/214 Two Cemetery Chapels, Cheltenham
14/12/83 Cemetery
(Formerly Listed as:
Cemetery Chapels)


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
not inspected.
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

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