Belper Cemetery :: Shared Description

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.
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK3548 : Belper Cemetery by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK3449 : Belper Cemetery entrance by Alan Murray-Rust
SK3549 : Belper Cemetery chapels by Alan Murray-Rust

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Created: Sun, 18 Jun 2017, Updated: Sun, 18 Jun 2017

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