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 (1797-1876). 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 for one day during the Heritage Open Weeks on Wednesday 14th September between 11a.m. - 4p.m. 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.
Perrymead Roman Catholic Cemetery adjoins the Bath Abbey Cemetery.