Rock cemetery

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UK, Nottingham, The City Rock Cemetery - built on old sandpits,The layout is determined by the sandstone rocks and old sandpits on which it was created. Shown here are paupers' graves with stone slabs recording the names of the number of adults and children in each grave. Some so poor in the early 1900s, they were placed in paupers' graves, often 20 or more beneath one heavy grey slab. Brick-built arches were intended to be used as catacombs.

The City Rock Cemetery, Nottingham.

The city Rock Cemetery is unlike most cemeteries I have visited. It’s unusual in that it’s built out of sandstone rock and looks very much like an old style Necropolis with caves. Catacombs were built into a larger cave but they were never used. The Cemetery was laid out by Edwin Patchitt for the Church Cemetery Company and was opened in 1856. It lies north of the centre of Nottingham. The Cemetery, built on old sandpits, slopes gradually northwards towards the Forest with a deep natural…

Church (Rock) cemetery and St Andrew's Church, Mansfield Road

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