Breaking..........latest on the Chapel. We are getting closer
I received an informative email today from the director............I had asked for photos of the interior from the writer of a book on the subject:
Replying to your query on behalf of Betty
Please explain why you would like photographs of the interior of the Chapel.
The Leeds General Cemetery was established in 1835 for the burial of
Dissenters as such it only had 1 chapel, whereas most cemeteries were built with 2
separate chapels for Church of England and Dissenters (by the way Roman Catholics were classed as
Cemetery chapels were built as a functional space only for the use of Clergy
who would come to conduct Funeral services for members of their churches or others who were
to be buried. I would not therefore expect there to be any monuments to specific persons
inside a Cemetery Chapel.
It is believed that the building is now used as storage for part of the
Leeds University Library.
When you reply to this e-mail we can put you in contact with the Special
Collections Librarian at the
University who may know something more.
www.yorkshireindexers.co.uk hav recently photographed all the remaining
gravestones and put images of them on-line.
Also copies of the records transcribed from the Burial Registers.
Alan Longbottom for Betty
My email to her.........
Sent: 16 June 2012 17:17
Subject: [Geograph] XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX contacting you via
--This message was sent through the www.geograph.org.uk web site--
Miss Longbottom.........would you be so kind as to provide me with some
photos of the interior of the The Woodhouse Cemetery Chapel. If this isn't
possible can you please direct me? Thank you - Philip from Philadelphia
LINK - SE2934 :: Cemetery Chapel - Woodhouse Cemetery by Betty Longbottom
Re: image for SE2934 (Cemetery Chapel - Woodhouse Cemetery)
edit on 18-6-2012 by Vitruvian because: spell