2009

SP0588 : Key Hill Cemetery, Jewellery Quarter

taken 15 years ago, near to Birmingham, England

Key Hill Cemetery, Jewellery Quarter
Key Hill Cemetery, Jewellery Quarter
Laid out by the General Cemetery Company and opened in 1836 to relieve overcrowding of churchyards.
See also SP0588 : Open Day at the Cemetery and LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Like the later Warstone Lane Cemetery nearby in SP0587 it was financed and facilitated by sand quarrying. In the distance is the rebuilt retaining wall on the boundary with the Metro.
Joseph Chamberlain, Radical, is buried here, as is Alfred Bird, chemist. I was humbled to learn that he invented custard (which is based on cornflour) because his wife had a food intolerance to eggs.

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Category: Cemetery > Cemetery
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Jewellery Quarter [23] · Financed and Facilitated by Sand Quarrying [3] Title Clusters: · Key Hill Cemetery, Jewellery Quarter [3] ·
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SP0588, 138 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 May, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 058 881 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.4470N 1:54.9605W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 058 881
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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