The charming neo-14th century Gothic Chapels and Upper Gate Lodge were built in pink Carboniferous limestone quarried on site, with buff Bath stone for mouldings. Originally there were two adjoining chapels for Church of England and non-Conformist services, though the latter was demolished in 1980. The tower surmounted by an octagonal spire houses the chapel bell and was deliberately aligned in front of the top entrance gate.
The Lower Gate Lodge and entrance in Milton Road were part of the Ashcombe House estate becoming cemetery property only when burial facilities were extended downhill in the 1930s.
With help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the restoration of the Chapel’s Bell Tower and the re-hanging of the Bell were completed in November 2010. The Chapel now houses small exhibitions which have been organised by the Friends of Milton Road Cemetery and provided by Worle Community School as part of their enrichment week.
Explore the Beauty of Milton Road Cemetery’s Neo-14th Century Gothic Chapel open to the public every Wednesday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (Except when there’s funeral)