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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
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
Tagged with: Architectural structure
766/0/10019 NEWPORT ROAD
03-AUG-09 Cemetery Mortuary
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.
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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