Eyre Chantry Chapel

An example of mid-19th century Gothic Catholic Revival architecture. Built between 1859-1863 as a burial place and chantry chapel for John Lewis Eyre (1789-1880) and his wife Augustine Pulcherie and consecrated in 1863. The architect was Charles Francis Hansom (1816-1888) of Bristol. His older brother Joseph was the inventor of the Hansom Cab. Charles was an accomplished architect in the Gothic revival tradition, strongly influenced by Pugin.

The Chapel will be open on WEDNESDAY, 14th SEPTEMBER during the Heritage Open Week. This is an opportunity to view the outstanding building and its elaborate interior with classical stonework, carvings, beautiful stained glass and magnificent tiled floor. It stands in peaceful surroundings overlooking the city of Bath.

The Parish Chapel within the cemetery was consecrated in 1859, the architect described as Mr. Hill but more likely to have been Charles Hansom.

Perrymead Roman Catholic Cemetery adjoins the Bath Abbey Cemetery
Free - donations if desired
Perrymead Cemetery, Popes Walk, Bath, Somerset BA2 5AZ
Wed 14 September
Contact telephone: 07850988502 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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