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Building record MDR12693 - Mortuary Chapel, cemetery off Albert Street, Leabrooks

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a mortuary chapel situated here on the 2nd edition OS map that was not present on the 1st edition. (1-2) A cemetery of about 4 acres, situated at Lea Brooks, was opened in 1895, and is managed by a Burial Board of eight members, representing the Urban District Council of Riddings, Somercotes and Swanwick Wards [1912]. The mortuary chapel is a neat structure of brick, with stone facings. It is built in the Gothic style, and was erected at a cost of over £600. (3) The mortuary chapel is still extant and is still labelled as a chapel on modern OS mapping [2011]. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Kelly, A L (ed.). 1912. Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire. p 402.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 4181 5356 (13m by 6m)

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Record last edited

Apr 1 2011 11:01AM

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