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The Mortuary Chapel, April 2018

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Created in the 1860s this was manchesters first municipal cemetery. It was designed with four areas, each representing a different religion and each having its own mortuary chapel. In 1872 an event known locally as the "great flood" swelled the adjoining river so much that it washed large sections of its banks away, taking with it headstones, coffins and bodies. To prevent this happening again the river was enclosed in a brick channel.
Over the years lack of funding and neglect caused the chapels to fall into disrepair. So much so that three were demolished and the fourth lies in a terrible state. I cant find a date for when it ceased to be used but it appears to be some time ago
Despite its condition this chapel still has some nice stone features and inside, glazed ceramic tiles decorate the walls. Unfortunately the whole place is a mass of trees, rubble and roof timbers so even though access was possible it was almost impossible to move around inside. The tower looks in much better condition but all access is bricked up, even from the inside.
Not a particularly exciting site but worth a nosy if you're nearby and have an hour to kill


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Thanks fer lookin
 

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Nice one waveychaps. 

Looks a bit fooked that sir 

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