Shap Cemetery


Shap Cemetery

Shap, Eden District, Cumbria, England
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The cemetery is 200 metres away from Saint Michael’s Churchyard in Shap, to the east of the village.

In the North East corner of the cemetery is the Mardale Burial Ground, where a number of bodies exhumed from the village of Mardale were reinterred when the structural remains of the small farming community were “drowned” in 1935 so that the level of Haweswater could be raised to provide water for Manchester.
Most of the village's buildings were blown up by the Royal Engineers, who used them for demolition practice.
Some 97 sets of remains were disinterred from the churchyard and transferred to Shap.
The ruins of the abandoned village occasionally reappear when the water level in Haweswater Reservoir is low.


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GPS Coordinates: 54.53232, -2.67117

  • Added: 9 Nov 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2655104