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Moorgate Cemetery & Chapel:  a  b
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The Chapel of Moorgate Cemetery is neither a listed nor a consecrated building. It is currently close to the general public and has been neglected for a considerable time. This is a magnificent building deteriorating fast, at present there are no immediate plans to prevent it from decaying away.

 

The Chapel is situated on a gentle slope within the cemetery                                        Most windows of the Chapel are completely  broken

 

 

There are two entrances to this derelic building          For a long time nothing has been done to repair the windows

 

 

The interior was divided by a partition to enabled use by Anglians and Nonconformists                                           The Anglians use the rear door

 

 

Very little of the original furniture remains                                            Some pews were engraved differently to the Anglians

 

 

The main structure remains solid but extensive work will be needed to bring it to an acceptable level of use                                           On some parts of the building damp is destroying the original surface plaster

 

 

Despite the neglect, the pews of the Chapel appear to be in good condition               This Chapel is not a listed building

 

 

Urgent work is needed to stop  further deterioration on this non consecrated Chapel             Rain water clearly penetrates the ceiling of this building

 

 

Front entrance to the Chapel                                     This is the rear entrance to the Chapel

 

 

Most windows of the Chapel are very tall and long

 

The cemetery

Some gravestones are surrounded by fine iron railings                                  Some monumental graves clearly reflects the wealth of the family

 

 

Most fine iron railings are in a poor state of repair                          This grave made in black Marble

 

 

This is one of the tallest monuments in the cemetery                         Some mature trees now support much of the wild life in the cemetery

 

 

Some of the graves are impossible to move without the use of heavy lifting gear              Nature slowly taking over this grave

 

 

Some basic maintenance is sometimes carried out by volunteers

 

 

This is one of the beautiful gothic lodges at the entrance of the cemetery. Currently in private hands

Moorgate Cemetery: a  b

 

For comprehensive information about the history of this beautiful Victorian cemetery.
Please visit 
www.moorgatecemetery.org.uk

 

 

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