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New Cemetery Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfoist, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.818 / 51°49'4"N

Longitude: -3.0311 / 3°1'52"W

OS Eastings: 329019

OS Northings: 213765

OS Grid: SO290137

Mapcode National: GBR F5.WLRG

Mapcode Global: VH796.DKXP

Entry Name: New Cemetery Chapel

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17244

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently sited at the top of the cemetery which is reached from a narrow lane immediately to south of Usk Bridge.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Abergavenny

Built-Up Area: Llanfoist

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The eastern end of New Cemetery was opened in 1894 and is landscaped in the style of a Victorian public park or garden. The chapel was built to designs of E A Johnson, architect of Abergavenny.

Exterior

Early English Gothic style chapel in local rubble with simple freestone dressings, slate roofs and gable parapets with crucifix finials. Composed of a nave with south porch and a stepped down chancel with polygonal east end and north vestry. At the south-east corner is a distinctive bell-tower which is octagonal and has a pyramidal roof; the belfry has deeply splayed lancet openings to each face and there is a staircase doorway to the east side. The chancel has cusped lancets and the vestry has a cylindrical chimney stack. The west end has a Geometric 3-light window. Interior not seen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a Victorian cemetery chapel in an important setting.
Group value with the Gates and Gate-piers at the main entrance and the Lychgate.

Abergavenny New Cemetery is included in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in Wales No PGW (Gt) 37.

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