Dadford Cemetery Chapel - Aug 20

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BikinGlynn

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Not strictly abandoned but certainly rarely used for anything,. So ever questing for something different I bring you this cute little chapel.



The mortuary chapel and much of the iron boundary and forecourt fences survive, but the two original roadside gateways do not. The polychrome chapel with a Portland stone bell turret was designed by the 3rd Duke’s Clerk of Works, Mr Savage. It does not conform to liturgical orientation, having the ‘west’ end to the south, and ‘east’ end to the north. A range of late C19/C20 headstone designs is found amongst the memorials and a mid‐C20 obelisk commemorating the war dead the forecourt and chapel approach.

















Small place so small report thanks for looking
 

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Curious large doors form at least a third of each of the longer sides. To save on the stonework? Or to bring family coffins in and out easily?
 

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Curious large doors form at least a third of each of the longer sides. To save on the stonework? Or to bring family coffins in and out easily?
Prob the latter I would think
 

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