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Thread: Agecroft mortuary chapel Salford 06/11

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    Default Agecroft mortuary chapel Salford 06/11


    Agecroft cemetery and crematorium is the most recent of itsí kind in the Salford/ Manchester district. Built in 1903, it has to date, nearly 54,000 internments and since it opened in 1957 Ė almost 60,000 cremation services.
    But lurking near the main entrances Ė almost hidden from view with all itsí overgrowth is the Mortuary Chapel.
    I heard about this from a friend and decided to go see for myself. I could not find much information about it, there is a big surrounding graveyard and I had no intention of getting grave shots out of respect and even left my tripod behind to avert unwanted attention. It is a busy place on a bright sunny Sunday. The chapel is fenced off so I got my usual consignment of scratches, stinging nettles on my arse and muddy trousers! All character building!
    Itís pretty much empty inside, but at the rear of the Alter stand the painted cross is still prominent, light fittings still hang from the high beams and all the windows are pretty much intact. The clock face can be seen upon high and the remnants of the floors above were now piled at ground level. The entire place is carpeted in pigeon poo and they appeared very cross about me being in there.
    Thankfully I wasnít shat on.

    Rear entrance.


    View from Alter end.


    View from tower end.


    Tower with clockface at the top.


    Looking up.


    Lower roof with spiders webs and angry pigeons.




    Electrics by rear entrance.


    Collapsed roof at the front.


    Sign in collapsed area. Wood for the burners?


    Alter site.


    External view.

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    What an amazing place. Looks very proud standing tall above the trees.

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    What a sad sight to see it in such a state but it does stand proud in the trees.:)
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    Wow, that's really gorgeous and quite quirky with it's various styles. Looks like the stained glass windows are still intact too.
    Nice find. :)
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    What a beautiful building!
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    Love this!! such an amazing little building and so close to me too, i have been in Agecroft numerous times and never even noticed this!! thats something to plan for the near future i think :)

    Awesome pics btw!!

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    very nice mate :)

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    What a fantastic building, I'm in love with the windows!
    Fantastic write up and photos too! :)
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    I love the last pic of the clock tower, good report and pics, Thanks.
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    Seems well worth the Nettle stings ;)

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