Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The Church (ROCK) Cemetery Nottingham

Lies very near the site of which the Goose Fair is held on..

Designed by Edwin Pattchitt and opened in 1856.
The Cemetery is now closed - unless you have a plot booked.
There are estimated 100.000 souls that lay within this Cemetery.

If you are interested in Cemeteries (or not), you will be with this one,
as its ---- unique because it occupies a site that was previously sand pits cut into
the Nottingham Sandstone rock (from its name) and with caves ---------  To be Continued -------.




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13 comments:

CambridgeLady said...

Reminds me of the statues in Dr Who .... don't blink!!

Great pictures, interesting place!

Becca's Dirt said...

You left me hanging at 'caves'. Come on now with the 'rest of the story'. I love old cemetaries. Like the read the headstones. Interesting.

Glad to hear Jessie is better.

George said...

The statuary you've shared with us is amazing. I look forward to your next installment.

RuneE said...

There seems to be lot of sculpted art about. I hope it is well taken care of.

Gail's Man said...

There's some great statues and monuments in there. Keep meaning to have a look round.

Staffan H said...

Interesting statues and monuments in that cemetary. Thanks for sharing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Really cool captures, I shot a lot of statues in Europe.

joey said...

I am in awe of old historic cemeteries, a photographer's dream! Beautiful shots of amazing art, imac. I would think the 'old souls' would be delighted that we find their home so fascinating!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful old cemetery, Mac.... I am one who likes old cemeteries. I love to look at the dates and wonder about the people who had died....Crazy, aren't I???? ha
Betsy

Denise said...

Your photos of the statues are very impressive. I'm one of those who likes to walk through a cemetery, for the peace it and for the history.

Rick said...

As the old motown song goes .. "You keep me hanging on ..." Can't wait for the next installment. I especially like #3.

Gattina said...

These old cimetaries have so much artwork ! today there is just a little cross on a grave, or you get incinerated.

John`s Photography said...

Wonderful old cemetery and great photos as always.