SK3549 : Belper Cemetery chapels

taken 2 years ago, near to Belper, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Belper Cemetery chapels
Belper Cemetery chapels
View through the arch between the two chapels
Belper Cemetery
The cemetery was created in 1857 on land purchased mainly from the Strutt family, totalling about 15 acres, and consecrated in 1859.

The Birmingham architect Edward Holmes was employed to design the buildings these include the entrance lodge, the chapel building and the boundary wall alongside the A6. The layout was entrusted to William Barron, head gardener at Elvaston Castle near Derby.

The chapel building incorporates separate chapels for Anglican and as shown on 19th century OS maps Dissenters either side of a covered way for hearses which is surmounted by a tall spire.

This, the lodge and the boundary wall are all Listed Grade II, separately. The area covered by the original purchase is designated as a Historic Park and Garden, Grade II. This recognises the strength of the original layout with curving drives and that much of the original tree planting remains intact.

The cemetery has been significantly extended southwards from the late 19th century onwards, most recently in 2011/12.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Style (from Tags)
Victorian Gothic 
Architect (from Tags)
Edward Holmes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3507 4903 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.2442N 1:28.7064W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3508 4903
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Cemetery Chapel  Grade II Listed  Archway 

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