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Chapel of Rest, Brompton Cemetery
Chapel of Rest, Brompton, Scarborough
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An early work by Temple Moore
Chapel of Rest, Brompton Cemetery is located in North Yorkshire
Chapel of Rest, Brompton Cemetery
Chapel of Rest, Brompton Cemetery
Location in North Yorkshire
54°13′20″N 0°33′02″W / 54.2221°N 0.5506°W / 54.2221; -0.5506
Location Brompton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Founded 1889
Founder(s) Sir George Cayley
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 September 2019
Architect(s) Temple Moore
Diocese Diocese of York

The Chapel of Rest, Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, Scarborough, in North Yorkshire, England is an early work by the ecclesiastical architect Temple Moore. It is a Grade II listed building.


In 1880, the newly-appointed vicar of All Saints, Brompton-by-Sawdon, the Rev. Francis Chambers, instigated a series of improvements to the church, including the closure of its original churchyard, and its replacement by a new cemetery. The construction of a chapel of rest in the new cemetery was financed by Sir George Cayley, the local squire, resident at Brompton Hall. Cayley's architect was Temple Lushington Moore, then aged 33, whose subsequent career saw him design about 40 new churches, and restore many more, becoming "England's leading ecclesiastical architect from the mid-Edwardian years".

Architecture and description

The chapel comprises a broad gable facing the cemetery, with an asymmetrical bell tower ending in a pyramidal roof. Pevsner, in his Yorkshire: The North Riding volume, records its "wonderfully lopsided" appearance, but does not attribute the chapel to Moore. The chapel was designated a Grade II listed building on 3 September 2019.

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