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Was in the area with @dangle_angle and @woopashoopaa so thought we may aswell take a look. And what a absolute mess this small chapel is in. There is a graveyard that is totally overgrown with only the top visible. Not a lot to see here so I wouldn't bother going out of your way to visit.heres a bit of history and a few photos...

The Chapel was built in 1787 by the Rev Benjamin Greaves (the then curate of Bradfield) together with some of his associates. Shortly after its completion consecration was refused because builders would, for some unknown reason, not install an east-facing window. It was eventually sold at auction for the princely sum of £315 and so became an independent chapel. A decade later it started performing baptisms in 1799 and the first officer of the Titanic, Henry Tingle Wilde was apparently christened here. Notably a significant number of the 240 dead from the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 are buried in the cemetery. This includes members the Armitage family, who tragically lost 12 of their number, including five children. Here's what the chapel looked like in the later 1800's:

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It's pure fucked isn't it mate. Nothing's sacred when chav's are involved :?

 

The graveyard is a disgrace too how it's been left :( 

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Ah man, looking bad in there, such a shame really as it would have been nice in its day.

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Looking fucked now, oh well. Youre certainly getting around at the moment pal. Its been too long since Sheffield!

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Cool report and pics there mate :thumbThe place has certainly gone down hill since I seen it last September. Thanks for the update bud.

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Bloody hell, what a difference a few months makes with this place! The only decent thing I can see is that the ladder which ruined everyones shots is now down on the lower floor but a little too late. This place has had it. Shame about the cemetery too, that was really sad to see. :(

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