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Boston, Cemetery
Boston, Cemetery
Boston, Cemetery

Wonderful display of bluebells and other Spring bulbs.

Boston Cemetery is registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by Historic England for its special historic interest.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1000935 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"Boston Cemetery, laid out in 1855, is 1 mile north from the town, and stands by the side of Maud Foster drain, on one of the roads leading to Horncastle :

it consists of 12 acres of land, divided by a broad gravel walk into two portions, that on the south being consecrated, and that on the north being set apart for the use of Catholics and Dissenters :

there are two mortuary chapels, erected in the same year, and a lodge at the entrance, built off red brick:

in I885 an additional piece of ground, west of the cemetery, amounting to 7a. 1r. 23p. was added, and consecrated in October by the Rt. Rev. Edw. King D.D. Bishop of Lincoln 1885-1910:

the cemetery is under the control of the Corporation"

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, Cemetery
Boston, Cemetery Chapel
Boston, Cemetery Chapel
Boston, Cemetery Chapel

"This is a finely detailed cemetery chapel in white brick with Ancaster stone dressings and fishscale slate roof.

It is of 1854-5 and is by the distinguished architect James Pigott Pritchett of Darlington"

"This chapel is significant for its architectural quality, its erection so soon after the Burial Board Act of 1854, and for forming part of a landscape layout - also by Pritchett - included in the Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade II"

"The identical Nonconformist chapel on the north side of the walk was demolished in 1961"

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, Cemetery Chapel, James Pigott Pritchett
Boston, Cemetery Lodge, Horncastle Road
Boston, Cemetery Lodge, Horncastle Road
Boston, Cemetery Lodge, Horncastle Road

"Cemetery entrance lodge. Designed by James Piggott Pritchett Junior and built in 1855 with an extension added in the 1980s"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1392661 

Built in the gothic revival style.

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, Cemetery Lodge
Boston, Cemetery Mortuary & War Memorial
Boston, Cemetery Mortuary & War Memorial
Boston, Cemetery Mortuary & War Memorial

War memorial and former mortuary.

The former mortuary is now used for storage "First built in 1855 and rebuilt in 1885. Designed by James Piggott Pritchett Junior"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1392662 

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, Cemetery, Mortuary, War Memorial, James Piggott Pritchett Junior
Boston, Cemetery, Ingram Memorial
Boston, Cemetery, Ingram Memorial
Boston, Cemetery, Ingram Memorial

"There are several memorials of particular interest within the original cemetery, the most notable of which is the burial site of Sir Herbert Ingram MP for Boston, the founder of the London Illustrated News, who came from the Boston area and drowned along with his young son on Lake Michigan, North America in 1860.

Sir Herbert's body was returned for burial to Boston and the grave is marked by a granite obelisk set with a cast of the face of his son, whose body was never recovered"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1000935 

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, Cemetery, Sir Herbert Ingram
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery

Gateway leading from Sleaford Road into the hospital's cemetery.

DB 26 February 2019 

Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :- 
 
"there is also a cemetery of two acres, with a mortuary chapel"
 
The mortuary chapel, shown on OS maps, has been demolished.
 
Nor is there any sign of grave markers but perhaps being a pauper hospital there never were any?
 
DB 26 February 2019 
 
 
 
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Cemetery
Gainsborough, Cemetery
Gainsborough, Cemetery
Gainsborough, Cemetery

In this view of the cemetery there seem to be a remarkable number of recent graves awaiting headstones.

From the Album of Gainsboro’ Views published by Amcoats & Co, Booksellers, Stationers & Printers, Lord Street, Gainsborough, c.1900?

 

Gainsborough, cemetery, Amcoats
Gainsborough, Cemetery Chapel
Gainsborough, Cemetery Chapel
Gainsborough, Cemetery Chapel

Gainsborough General Cemetery is situated on Cox's Hill to the east of the town centre.

The Friends of the General Cemetery have played a large role in recent work to repair headstones and 'bring to life' the careers of servicemen buried here.

PW July 2015

Gainsborough, General Cemetery
Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road
Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road
Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"GAINSBOROUGH CEMETERY, more than half-a-mile north of the town, is the property of a company of shareholders, mostly Dissenters.

It comprises four acres, and was opened in 1846.

Mr. T.C. Wholey is the secretary"

DB 23 April 2019

Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road
Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road
Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road
Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road

OS 25 inch map published 1947 shows a "Mortuary Chapel (General)" in the center of the cemetery however this has now been demolished.

DB 23 April 2019

Gainsborough, North Warren Dissenters Cemetery, Ropery Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road

Chapel at the cemetery in Harrowby Road, built 1857.

Peter Kirk Collecion, 1991

Grantham, Harrowby Road chapel
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road

Referring to New Somerby, Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states :-

"The cemetery for Grantham, Spittlegate, Houghton and Walton and Manthorpe-cum-Little Gonerby, which was opened on May 1st, 1857, is almost entirely in this district, and covers an area of 9 acres, 3 of which were added in 1872; the total cost was about £7,200, inclusive of two mortuary chapels connected by an archway.

The cemetery is under the control of a Burial board of 20 members, to which the parish of Grantham contributes 9 members, Spittlegate 7, and Little Gonerby 4.

The inhabitants of New Somerby have the right to bury here on payment of double fees"

DB 8 January 2019

Grantham Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road

Another view of the chapel which is unfortunately no longer in use.

Grantham Crematorium is located a little further uphill to the east. 

DB 8 January 2019

Grantham Cemetery Chapel, Harrowby Road
Grantham, Cemetery, Richard Hornsby
Grantham, Cemetery, Richard Hornsby
Grantham, Cemetery, Richard Hornsby

Hornsby family memorials with Richard Hornsby (1790–1864) founder of the firm Richard Hornsby & Sons on the left

"Richard Hornsby & Sons was an engine and machinery manufacturer in Lincolnshire, England from 1828 until 1918.

The company was a pioneer in the manufacture of the oil engine developed by Herbert Akroyd Stuart, which was marketed under the Hornsby-Akroyd name.

The company developed an early track system for vehicles, selling the patent to Holt & Co. (predecessor to Caterpillar Inc.) in America.

In 1918, Richard Hornsby & Sons became a subsidiary of the neighbouring engineering firm Rustons of Lincoln, to create Ruston & Hornsby"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hornsby_%26_Sons 

DB 8 January 2019

Grantham, Cemetery, Richard Hornsby, Herbert Akroyd Stuart, Holt & Co, Caterpillar, Ruston
Grantham, Cemetery, War Memorial
Grantham, Cemetery, War Memorial
Grantham, Cemetery, War Memorial

Memorial to both World Wars.

DB 8 January 2019

Grantham, Cemetery, War Memorial
Louth, Cemetery Lodge
Louth, Cemetery Lodge
Louth, Cemetery Lodge

A view of the lodge from the cemetery on London Road. It is a Victorian building with tower and oriel window.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Louth, Cemetery Lodge
Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden (Formerly Scunthorpe Cemetery), Frances Street
Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden (Formerly Scunthorpe Cemetery), Frances Street
Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden (Formerly Scunthorpe Cemetery), Frances Street

Memorial cross in the center of an inclined flower bed.

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden, Frances Street, Cemetery
Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden (Formerly Scunthorpe Cemetery), Frances Street
Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden (Formerly Scunthorpe Cemetery), Frances Street
Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden (Formerly Scunthorpe Cemetery), Frances Street

Formerly the Scunthorpe Cemetery which opened in 1885, the first burial being on 30th January that year.

The last burial took place on 30th September 1988, by that time the cemetery contained 3417 graves.

The cemetery was cleared of memorials using powers under the Disused Burial Grounds Act 1884. 

Some of the memorials that were considered more notable were moved to three corners of the cemetery when the Memorial Gardens were created.

Information from North Lincs Council notice board.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"A cemetery of 3.5 acres was formed in 1884, at a cost of £3,000: it has a chapel and mortuary, and is under the control of the Urban District Council"

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Memorial Garden, Frances Street, Cemetery
Washingborough, Medieval Cross
Washingborough, Medieval Cross
Washingborough, Medieval Cross

Washingborough Medieval Cross stands outside the church gates. It was restored as a First World War Memorial.

The cottage in the background was taken down in the 1950s.

Washingborough, Medieval Cross, War Memorial