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York Cemetery

York Cemetery is a cemetery found in the city of York, England. York Cemetery was founded in 1837, and now encompasses 24 acres and is owned and administered by The York Cemetery Trust with support of the Friends of York Cemetery. It is situated on Cemetery Road in the Fishergate area of York. York Cemetery is also the location of some Commonwealth War Graves.

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York Cemetery: The Pritchett Chapel near the entrance.

 

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York Cemetery offers a variety walks along various laid out paths e.g. Butterfly Walk, Fossil Tree Lawn & Fernery Walk, Herb Garden & Heritage Orchard Walk and the Soldiers Lawn.

 

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An accompanying angelic carvings and a rural scene carved on a gravestone in York Cemetery.

 

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A bicycle adorns this York Cemetery grave.

 

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Two examples of Commonwealth War Graves in York Cemetery.

Left:  RAF Sergeant G. T. Lapping (aged 26, 1942) and RAF Aircraftman P. L. Lapping (aged 53, 1945)

Father and son buried together in York Cemetery.

Right: Private S. Goodrick of the West Yorkshire Regiment (1916)

 

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Some fine carving on this gravestone in York Cemetery.

 

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One of the many beautiful tree-lined paths to walk down in York Cemetery.

 

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A nice open sunny space of green in York Cemetery.

 

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Two stone angels - some of the best 'Angelic' carvings in York Cemetery.

 


More on York Cemetery (adapted from Wikipedia)

The York Public Cemetery Company was formed in 1837 to provide better burial facilities for the citizens of York whatever their station in life than those offered by the overcrowded parish and non-conformist graveyards in the city. Initially, York Cemetery had to compete with the other graveyards in the city, but, because of their unsatisfactory condition, they were all closed by an Order in Council in December 1854. From 1855 then, until the 1940s, the cemetery expanded to its present size by buying all the adjacent land that was available. As a result, York Cemetery prospered and paid good dividends to its shareholders. By the 1960s, however, with the cemetery nearly full, it became clear that it was no longer financially viable and that the high returns previously enjoyed by the shareholders could not be sustained. With prospects of very little income to pay wages and cover the maintenance of the site the company, in June 1966, York Cemetery went into voluntary liquidation. When the process was completed in 1979, there was nothing of commercial value left, only the land containing over 28,000 graves, 17,000 monuments and two listed buildings in an advanced state of disrepair. The abandoned site devolved to the Crown.

The Cemetery became an overgrown and derelict wilderness. Then in June 1984, the roof of the chapel gave up its unequal struggle against the elements and collapsed bringing down part of the rear wall with it. This single event stimulated a group of local people to take the action, which led to the formation of York Cemetery Trust, a registered charity. After two and a half years of planning, negotiation and fund-raising, the Crown Commissioners sold York Cemetery to the Trust for a nominal sum. In 1987, the York Cemetery Trust became the owners of the new freehold of the whole site with the responsibility of continuing the burial business, using the site for educational purposes and restoring the chapel and gatehouse.

Now a small staff of permanent employees, assisted by many volunteers who contribute in many ways, help to maintain York Cemetery and develop the wild and beautiful  site, rich in local history, genealogy and ecology as well as ensuring that it can still continue its original purpose as a burial place for the citizens of York.
 



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