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East and West Chapels, Kingston Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Fratton, Portsmouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8037 / 50°48'13"N

Longitude: -1.0679 / 1°4'4"W

OS Eastings: 465777

OS Northings: 100878

OS Grid: SU657008

Mapcode National: GBR VVP.Z6

Mapcode Global: FRA 86NZ.1SR

Entry Name: East and West Chapels, Kingston Cemetery

Listing Date: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475114

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Fratton

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


PORTSMOUTH

SU6500 ST MARY'S ROAD, Kingston
774-1/10/258 (North side (off))
East and West Chapels, Kingston
Cemetery

GV II

2 identical facing chapels; west chapel now store. c1858.
Probably by George Rake. Flint with stone dressings. Slated
roof. Neo-Gothic style.
PLAN: 3-bay nave, entrance porch at west end of east chapel
and east end of west chapel.
EXTERIOR: east chapel: west face has central porch with
recessed 2-leaf boarded door with ornate iron strap hinges.
Moulded stone jambs and pointed arch with paired flanking
columns. Ogee dripstone. Facing stone coped gable with
flanking pinnacles. Each of the low flanking octagonal wings
has a short stepped buttress at each corner. At centre is a
flat arched cusped stone window with rusticated stone jambs.
Similar window on north and south faces of each wing. Moulded
band. Above porch is an octagonal bell tower with splayed
stone corners at base. Narrow pointed louvred openings to each
face, cornice and splay footed pyramidal roof. Behind tower is
facing gable of nave with stone kneelers.
South face: 3 geometrical traceried stone windows each with
pointed arch and moulded label with dropped bosses, splayed
rusticated stone jambs. Diamond pattern leaded lights.
Flanking stepped buttresses with rusticated stone quoins and
moulded bases. Top weather stone to each buttress with small
facing pediment. North face similar.
West face: stepped clasping buttresses. At centre is a 3-light
stone geometrical traceried window with diamond leaded lights
each set under pointed arch. Facing stone coped gable with
stone kneelers.
INTERIOR: nave with 3 bays. Curved hammer beam trusses with
wall posts supported on carved stone corbels. Diagonal
boarding to underside of rafters. West porch stone cross
vaulted ceiling with centre boss, vaults springing from round
wall corbels. Pointed boarded doors to vestries.
Former west chapel (now store) is identical to east chapel
except porch at east end and sanctuary at west end.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 108).


Listing NGR: SU6600900822

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