Loxley Cemetery Open Day & Tours
Sunday, 10th September 2023
Visit a 200 year old Chapel and Cemetery which is currently being restored by the Friends of Loxley Cemetery. Undertake tours of war graves and learn about the symbols and iconography on gravestones and monuments.
The Chapel was built in 1787 as a Chapel-of-Ease for High Bradfield, and later was sold to Protestant Dissenters and re-named Loxley Independent Church. It closed in 1993 and was gutted by fire in 2016. The cemetery was neglected and became seriously overgrown. As part of the Heritage Open Days the Friends of Loxley Cemetery are holding an Open Day when you can visit the chapel and cemetery, and see for yourself the restoration the Friends have undertaken.
The burials date from 1806, with a mixture of grand monuments, pauper graves, graves and monuments to the fallen in war, and to victims of the the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864. The cemetery has approximately 10,000 interments and extends over 10 acres of a mixture of woodland and meadow. As part of the Heritage Open Days separate conducted tours of interesting monuments and the war graves will take place at 2pm on each of the days specified. In addition, a free find a grave service will be operating.
Please book for the tours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.