Hong Kong Cemetery Chapel [1845- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cemetery Chapel [1845- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1845-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

I had the opportunity to visit the inside of the Chapel at Hong Kong Cemetery today (within the formerly called Protestant Cemetary)  The building was built in 1845 (at the same time as the surrounding cemetary) and was designed by the Surveyor General's Office; it is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, western building in Hong Kong today.  It is a small cruciform-shaped single-story pitched roof building in the Tudor Revival Style, with coped buttresses, flat-pointed Gothic arched windows and doors, gable-end walls and sqaure-shaped label mouldings, a Chinese tile roof, and rendered plaster exterior walls with some granite detials.  


The building is a listed Grade 1 building in Hong Kong.  The Chapel was originally used for funeral services, but since burials no longer take place in this cemetery, the Chapel is not longer used.  The interior floor is a beautiful black and white marble square checker board pattern.



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