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Cemetery Mortuary

A Grade II Listed Building in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5967 / 50°35'47"N

Longitude: -1.2151 / 1°12'54"W

OS Eastings: 455648

OS Northings: 77730

OS Grid: SZ556777

Mapcode National: GBR 9F3.KL6

Mapcode Global: FRA 87BH.BG2

Plus Code: 9C2WHQWM+MX

Entry Name: Cemetery Mortuary

Listing Date: 3 August 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 506897

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Ventnor

Built-Up Area: Ventnor

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Godshill All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Description


VENTNOR

766/0/10019 NEWPORT ROAD
03-AUG-09 Cemetery Mortuary

GV II
Mortuary. Built circa 1870, architect Mr F Newman of Ryde. Early English style.

Constructed of Isle of Wight stone rubble with ashlar dressings on a stone plinth. It has a gabled slate roof with ridge cresting. The gable end has coping and carved kneelers. The main entrance faces south west and has a round-headed niche and an arched doorcase with hood moulding with carved stone corbels. There is a C20 plank door. The north west side has one flat-arched opening. The other sides have no openings. The interior was not inspected.

HISTORY: The Newport Road Cemetery was opened in 1870 and the two chapels and lodge were designed by Mr F Newman of Ryde. The mortuary is built of identical building materials and the same Early English style, so is likely to be of the same date and by the same architect. The mortuary is shown on the 1898 Ordnance Survey map.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
* It is an Early English style mortuary of circa 1870 designed by F Newman of Ryde.
* It is well crafted in local stone with decorative details and is more elaborate than many mortuaries.
* It was built by the same architect as the surviving cemetery chapel (q.v.).
* It is situated in an attractively landscaped cemetery wih extensive views over downland.

Reasons for Listing


The mortuary, Newport Road, Ventnor is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an early English style mortuary of 1870 designed by a local architect, F Newman of Ryde. It is more elaborate than many mortuaries.
* It is well crafted in snecked Isle of Wight stone rubble with decorative details including plinth, roof cresting, gables with carved kneelers, round-headed niche and arched doorcase with hood-moulding and carved corbels.
* It was built by the same architect as the surviving cemetery chapel.
* It is situated in an attractively landscaped cemetery with extensive views over downland.

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