Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Ironville Old Cemetery, Ironville
Ironville Old Cemetery,
Casson Street / Bullock Lane,
Ironville, Derbyshire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded after 1852, and we understand it is still open.

The original Ironville Cemetery (or burial ground) was laid out behind the church, on the opposite side of the former Pinxton Canal. No burials ever took place in the ground surrounding the church itself, but the two areas were connected by a wooden bridge over the canal, allowing funeral processions to go directly from the church to burial ground. The original plot belonged to the Church, but it was later adopted by the Local Authority, who subsequently opened a new Cemetery on the opposite side of Bullock Lane.

Today, it may be a surprise to learn that this was ever a burial ground, as very few headstones now remain in situ, due to deterioration, and their subsequent removal, and the ones that do are largely hidden by trees and the stone wall. There is an area allocated for burial of created remains, but otherwise burials now take place in the new Cemetery.

Happily however for researchers, the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group were able to transcribe the inscriptions prior to the stones being removed, and a transcription can be consulted in their Meeting Room.

The old burial ground is much bigger than it may appear. In 1895, at the time of publication of Kelly's Directory of that year, the Cemetery was said to be about 3 acres. There was no mention of when it was opened, though this is assumed to have been at the same time, or shortly after the church was built (1851-2). [Source: Janet Kirk, et al]

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Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.


This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SK4354551974. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Feb 2013 at 10:33.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:42:24 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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