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Latitude: 53.5982 / 53°35'53"N
Longitude: -2.4379 / 2°26'16"W
OS Eastings: 371113
OS Northings: 411384
OS Grid: SD711113
Mapcode National: GBR CVDT.ZV
Mapcode Global: WH97N.JT9D
Plus Code: 9C5VHHX6+7R
Entry Name: Chapel at Astley Bridge Cemetery
Listing Date: 11 March 1999
Last Amended: 30 April 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388032
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476030
Location: Bolton, BL1
Electoral Ward/Division: Astley Bridge
Built-Up Area: Bolton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Astley Bridge St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD 71 SW,
EDEN STREET (South side),
Chapel at Astley Bridge Cemetery
(Formerly Listed as: EDEN STREET Astley Bridge Cemetery Chapel)
Cemetery chapel. 1883, with minor C20 alterations. By J
Simpson, architect for the Astley Bridge Local Board.
Thinly-course square sandstone with ashlar dressings, rising
form a low chamfered plinth. Coped gables and a slated roof
covering, laid to diminishing courses.
PLAN: L-shaped complex, with principal range aligned NE-SW,
with lower wing extending north-westwards at the NE end and
lower entrance cross range to SW end. Decorated Gothic Revival
SOUTH-EAST ELEVATION: tall 3-bay range with raking ashlar
buttresses, ashlar cill band and three, 2-light windows with
Decorated tracery, the window to the right a tall gabled
dormer. Lower gabled cross range to SW end, with wide,
pionted-arched doorway set between attached shafts with
foliage capitals and below tympanum with foliage decoration.
Above, hoodmould with single stop. Vertically-boarded door
with decorative strap hinges.
NORTH-WEST ELEVATION: lower gabled range to left with two
single-light windows and tiny lancet ventilators to gable
apex. Tall stone stack with coupled chimneys at junction of
the 2 ranges. To the right, two, 2-light windows and steep
raking corner buttress. Doorway to cross range at right-hand
end with detailing to match that of sourth-east elevation. SW
gable with rose window to apex, incorporating quatrefoil
lights. Side wall of cross range with tall, 2-light gabled
dormer to centre and prominent gabled buttresses to ends. NE
gable with wide 4-light window set above ashlar panel with
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: the Astley Bridge Local Board, formed in 1864
established the 8-acre cemetery on land purchased from the
Eden Trust. Provision was made for separate areas for
Anglicans, Dissenters and Catholics but the cemetery Chapel
was designed to serve all three denominations.
A small, well-detailed and substantially complete cemetery
chapel, designed as the centrepiece of a mid-C19 cemetery
design and intended to serve all Christian denominations
within an expanding C19 textile manufacturing community.
Listing NGR: SD7111311384
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