SP0587 : Warstone Cemetery, Hockley, Birmingham

taken 2 months ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Warstone Cemetery, Hockley, Birmingham
Warstone Cemetery, Hockley, Birmingham
The Grade II-listed Warstone Cemetery lodge is constructed in Tudor Gothic style of blue brick with stone dressings.It previously contained a cemetery boardroom and offices but having recently been restored and converted it now houses commercial premises. Nowadays the area at the rear of the lodge is separated from the cemetery by iron railings and the formal approach through the carriage arch has been lost. This former main entrance, which gave way to a tree-lined cemetery drive, consisted of the gabled central carriageway of the cemetery lodge that was fronted by doors and gates. The present-day entrance to this part of the cemetery is to be found on the west side of the Lodge and consists of some steps and a short path. Within 10-12m the path rejoins the original main internal cemetery carriageway. The War Stone, which can be glimpsed (seemingly resting on the roof of the blue car) is a medium size glacial boulder that gives its name to both the street. It actually sits on a stone plinth with an associated plaque that gives some details of its age and origin.
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lodge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0596 8769 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.2258N 1:54.8195W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0596 8768
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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