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Report - Anglican Mortuary Chapel, Manchester. May '10

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Rookie, May 24, 2010.

  1. Rookie

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    Visited with Gone, we decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery, on our way back from doing Big Humpty Culvert and came across this beautiful little chapel. Afterwards, when reading up on the place, I learnt that the cemetery is very rich in history.

    History
    Philips Park Cemetery was Manchester’s first municipal public cemetery when it opened in 1866, though work was in fact not completed on its grounds and structures until the following year. Manchester Corporation recruited unemployed cotton mill workers to carry out the laying out and planting work.

    The site was divided into separate areas for different denominations, The Church of England, Dissenters, or non-conformists and Roman Catholics. Each portion had its own mortuary chapel, all built in the gothic revival style but to different designs. A fourth mortuary chapel and burial area, for Jews, was later added. Of the four mortuary chapels, only the Anglican chapel now remains.

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    Night shot taken last March
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    Cheers for looking. Rookie. :thumb
     

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