2015

SK0085 : New Mills Quaker Burial Ground

taken 8 years ago, near to Low Leighton, Derbyshire, England

New Mills Quaker Burial Ground
New Mills Quaker Burial Ground
The meeting house itself is behind the house on the left. This is the original entrance beside the car park of the Hare and Hounds public house. Note the "Society of Friends" on the gatepost on the left.
New Mills Quaker Meeting House

Typical of independent-minded northern industrial towns, the first place of worship to be built in the New Mills area was the Quaker Meeting House on Low Leighton Road, built in 1717. It is now a private house and presumably the residents are not spooked by having gravestones in their garden. Note the rigid uniformity of these stones an hallmark of Quaker burial grounds.
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SK0085, 96 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Roger W Haworth   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 3 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0081 8559 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.0306N 1:59.3574W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0084 8557
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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