Macclesfield Cemetery

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Coordinates: 53°16′01″N 2°08′25″W / 53.2669°N 2.1404°W / 53.2669; -2.1404

Tombstones of various sizes on a slope to a stone building with a tall spire in the center background, with trees on either side, under a blue sky with clouds
Cemetery and chapel
An intricate stone structure, two stories high, with gabled roofs and half-timbering in the gable apexes. To its right, and closer to the camera, is a wrought iron fence and gates with intricate, pyramid-topped stone gateposts. A sign on the fence in front of the building says "crematorium".
Gates and lodge, also listed
A grayish stone block with "Ian Curtis 18-5-1980 Love Will Tear Us Apart" carved into it in a sans-serif typeface
Ian Curtis's grave marker

Macclesfield Cemetery, is a Victorian cemetery located on Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire. It was opened on 17 May 1866 and consists of 68 acres (28 ha) of land including gardens of remembrance, cemetery walks take place three times a year.[1] The site contains three chapels, terrace walks overlooking a stream and examples of monumental stone masonry. Macclesfield Crematorium is located within the grounds, the cemetery lodge is on Prestbury Road.

Old Chapel[edit]

The Old Chapel was the Church of England chapel for the cemetery. It was built in the 1866 and is in the Neo-Gothic style. The chapel is no longer used for services and is now used as office space. It is a Grade II listed building.[2]

War Graves[edit]

There are 82 Commonwealth service personnel buried in this cemetery, 49 from World War I and 33 from World War II.[3]

Notable interments[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Macclesfield Cemetery website
  2. ^ England, Historic. "CEMETERY CHAPEL (EPISCOPAL), Cheshire East - 1279978| Historic England". Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ [2] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualties record.

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