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Report - Loxley Chapel, Sheffield - Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by elhomer12, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. elhomer12

    elhomer12 0118999881999119725...3
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    I stopped off here on the way home from a day out doing some landscape photography in the peak district. It'd been a long day, and I had a 90ish minute drive ahead of me to get home, so didn't spent too much time here. I understand a decent size 28DL cohort were here only a couple of weeks previously, but I shall post my report anyway.

    History (bodged together from other reports)

    Loxley Chapel was built in 1787 by the Rev Benjamin Greaves who was the curate of Bradfield, along with a few friends. The chapel closed in 1993 after the parish had dwindled to an unsustainable amount. When the construction of the chapel had been completed, consecration was to be refused because the builders declined to put in an east window for unknown reasons. It was later sold at auction for approximately £315 and thus became an independent chapel. According to a religious census of 1851, an average congregation at an afternoon service was 200 and it had started performing baptisms in 1799. The first officer onboard the Titanic, Henry Tingle Wilde was reportedly christened here.

    Following the ‘Great Sheffield Flood’ in 1864, a reported 240 people were buried in the cemetery. One family, the Armitage’s, make up 12 of this number.
    Later on in it’s life, the chapel became the Loxley United reformed Chapel. Prior to it’s demise in 1993, the building become Grade II listed in the mid 80’s.

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    It was rather odd wondering around the overgrown graveyard, nearly every headstone in sight was covered in ivy. I didn't even realise what they were until I got closer, since I came in from the rear of the property.
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    Thanks for looking!
    All photos shot with my new D600 & 20mm 2.8D​
     
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  2. HughieD

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    Some top shots there. This place is going down hill fast sadly...
     
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    Yes there were a few of us here the other week :D

    Very impressed with your shots
    (And I'm a Canon user :D)

    Excellent work :thumb
     
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    Looks like there as been quite a bit of new tagging going on in there recently.
     
  7. elhomer12

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    Cheers guys :thumb

    It's a shame its so trashed, it would've been a very nice explore before the vandals and pikeys had been over it.
     
  8. Dr.Gusto

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    smooth as silk
     
  9. Jono Loaded

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    Maybe some guys should clear it up one day. Wishful thinking probably
     
  10. elhomer12

    elhomer12 0118999881999119725...3
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    To be fair there probably wouldn't be much point, vandals would just get in and wreck it again. It'd be better to tell the vandals not to vandalise it in the first place, but we all know how that would go down.
     
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    Nice set of pics, really like those plaques. Probably the only thing still intact. I was here at the weekend, know what you mean about the graveyard. Was a pretty disgusting sight to be honest. Got proper frustrated with that ladder ruining my shots haha.
     
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