Phillips Park Cemetery Anglican Mortuary Chapel, Manchester

After walking back from Big Humpty with Rookie and previously walking back from the Medlock Culvert back in March we had spotted the chapel but didn’t have the time to take a look. With such an early start yesterday we found our way in and it turned out to be worthwhile although the bell tower was unfortunately bricked up.
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Linked with the history of the culverted sections either side of the cemetery, the red terracotta brick channel/gripper that the Medlock flows through was built after the 1872 floods which devastated the cemetery resulting in many bodies being dislodged and swept downstream towards the city centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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