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Cemetey Chapels

A Grade II Listed Building in Offa, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.039 / 53°2'20"N

Longitude: -3.0048 / 3°0'17"W

OS Eastings: 332726

OS Northings: 349548

OS Grid: SJ327495

Mapcode National: GBR 75.DGMP

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.TWB4

Plus Code: 9C5R2XQW+H3

Entry Name: Cemetey Chapels

Listing Date: 31 January 1994

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1807

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated just inside the entrance gates of the cemetery on Ruabon Road.

County: Wrexham

Community: Offa

Community: Offa

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The cemetery was established 1874-6 and its layout was by Yeaman Strachan, with William Turner as architect of the lodge and chapels.

Exterior

Random rock-faced rubble with ashlar dressings and banded slate roof with terracotta cresting. Central archway with tower and spire above, flanked by symmetrical chapels.
Heavily moulded archway in gable set against base of tower, which has clasping buttresses and paired Early English bell chamber lights. Heavy broach spire with 2 pierced quatrefoils bands and cross finials. Flanking chapels each have 3-light east (liturgical) window with geometrical tracery. 3 bays, divided by buttresses, each with foiled single light window. Small vestries project from inner sides, with paired windows to east.

Reasons for Listing

Group value with cemetery lodge, and gate-piers, gates and railings.

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