Upper Chapel Courtyard

Photo added by Brian Irwin

Upper Chapel Courtyard

Location
Norfolk Street
Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JD England
Memorials 251 added (93% photographed)

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Upper Chapel is a Unitarian Church in Sheffield. It has a tiny courtyard with burial markers in it.

The courtyard used to be the rear of the chapel. The grounds were used as a burial ground between roughly 1700 and 1855. In 1855 a law was passed preventing further city centre burials.

http://www.ukunitarians.org.uk/upper/

Upper Chapel is a grade two listed building, situated in the heart of Sheffield on Norfolk Street.

Built in 1700 it has been Unitarian for two centuries.

The original building on the present site was opened in 1700. In those days the chapel had over 1000 members, and about one sixth of the population of Sheffield. Initially it faced towards Fargate, but as more buildings obscured the front it was decided in the 1840's to "turn the chapel round" to face across the fields - where the Old Monk bar now stands.

There are some memorials inside of the chapel as well which have been included, though it is unclear which are for people who have been buried there. In particular those named in the war memorial are likely to be buried in Europe.

All legible gravestones and memorials from this location have now been photographed and uploaded. Any other records included do not have a gravestone to photograph that survives, so there is no point in requesting further photos. The Sheffield Archives have the burial records for the church.

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GPS Coordinates: 53.3809, -1.46825

  • Added: 17 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2453638