Memorial Garden Gazebo - Undercliffe Cemetery - Bardford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 48.245 W 001° 44.420
30U E 582955 N 5962460
Quick Description: This area of Undercliffe Cemetery was intended to be used as a memorial garden but all that has been created is this octagonal gazebo.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 11:09:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMGQ2J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member n2life
Views: 1

Long Description:
The cemetery was opened in 1854 after the Burials Act of 1852 – 1857 allowed Burial Boards to be set up either as separate bodies or as part of the Borough Councils. This was in response to rapid expansion of the population in cities during the Industrial Revolution. Local church graveyards could no longer cope with the growth in the number of the burials.

This was especially true of Bradford that had grown from a small town to a large industrial city specialising in the woollen industry, and for a time was known as the wool capital of the world.

In later years more and more people were cremated rather than buried and the cemetery became unprofitable and was bought by Bradford Council in 1975 before being turned into a charitable trust.

At the end of the 20th century it was intended to turn part of the cemetery into a memorial garden. This cast iron gazebo was erected but the garden was never completed. Although the immediate area around the gazebo has returned to scrub a mown grass path to it is maintained.

The cemetery stands on a hill above Bradford and this site provides fine views over the city.
Seating Type: No Seating

Location: Western end of Undercliffe Cemetery

Materials Used: Metal

Other Material Used: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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