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Cemetery Chapel

Clearwell Cemetery (Mortuary) Chapel was designed by the renowned Gothic Revival architect John Middleton, and was opened in 1867.

Clearwell, Gloucestershire

Opening times

Can be viewed from outside only.


High Street
GL16 8JS

The building of the Cemetery Chapel in Clearwell was commissioned by Dowager Duchess Caroline Dunraven in 1867. She engaged the renowned Gothic Revival architect, John Middleton, to remodel her estate at Clearwell Court and then used his services again to build St Peter's church, 'a more fitting church for the village', which is a fine example of the Gothic Revival Style. The church was dedicated in 1866 and replaced an older church which stood on the site of the Cemetery Chapel.

The chapel has a magnificent rose window, sadly now in such a dangerous condition that no public access is allowed. The cemetery itself is still in use and is in a wonderful, peaceful location. Clearwell has been designated 'John Middleton Village' since it has the largest collection of his work in one place in the UK.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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Other nearby churches

St Peter

Clearwell, Gloucestershire

This beautiful church is to be found in the historic village of Clearwell in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

All Saints

Newland, Gloucestershire

Traditionally and affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Forest, dating back to the early 1200s before the village of Newland came into existence.

Good Shepherd

Broadwell, Gloucestershire

Having started as a mission church in 1890, the current permanent church, designed by William Leah, was built in 1938.