Chapel of Rest, Brompton, Scarborough facts for kids
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|Chapel of Rest, Brompton, Scarborough|
An early work by Temple Moore
|Location||Brompton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Founder(s)||Sir George Cayley|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||3 September 2019|
|Diocese||Diocese of York|
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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