Crookes Cemetery

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The cemetery's entrance gate.
The cemetery chapel.

Crookes Cemetery is a cemetery between Crosspool and Crookes in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Its main entrance is on Headland Road with additional access from Mulehouse Road. It was opened in 1906, and covers 29 acres (120,000 m2). By 2009, over 29,000 burials had taken place since its opening.[1]

Cemetery chapel[edit]

The foundation stone for the chapel was laid by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Harry P. Marsh J.P., on Friday 18 September 1908 at 12.30 pm. He was then presented with a silver trowel by the architects Messrs C. and C.M. Hadfield. The building is constructed from locally quarried stone from the Rivelin Valley, while the dressings around the windows, the tracery and doorways are in Bath stone from the Monk's Park quarry in Corsham, Wiltshire. The roof is covered with heavy slates from the Buttermere Green Slate Company in Cumbria while the mortuary aisle is roofed with arched ribs and slabs from Stuart's Granolithic Stone Co. Ltd. in Edinburgh. The chapel ceiling is groin vaulted while the floor is of terrazzo and wood. Messrs Hadfield's design was carried out by the building contractors D. O'Neill and Son, with C. Heywood as clerk of works.[2] The chapel was Grade II listed in 1995.[3]

War graves[edit]

Seventy of the older graves, registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,[4] are those of service personnel who died serving in and during the First World War and the Second World War.[5]

A central alley runs through the cemetery and separates the consecrated grounds to the north and the unconsecrated grounds to the south.

Notable interments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cemeteries - Details". Sheffield City Council. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "It Comes To Us All - A Portrait Of Crookes Cemetery", Julie Stone, self published, ISBN 0 901100 56 0, page 23 - details of chapel and burials.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Cemetery Chapel at Crookes Cemetery (458663)". Images of England. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Crookes Cemetery Sheffield - The War Dead". Chris Hobbs. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 

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Coordinates: 53°22′58″N 1°31′02″W / 53.3827°N 1.5171°W / 53.3827; -1.5171