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UK Canwick Cemetery Chapels, West Chapel, Lincolnshire - March 2016

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Canwick Cemetery Chapel

 

The Explore

 

One from March last year. This place has been derelict for a number of years and I had been keeping an eye on the place for probably 2 years previous to that as I regularly had to drive past the cemetery. Around once a month I made a point of stopping, pretending to visit some dead-relatives' grave and when no one was looking used to hop the heras and check the doors. About a billion times they were the same as always and I cursed the local kids and drunks for being crap, until finally one day myself and @Urbexbandoned were on a stroll through the cemetery and noticed some fresh beer cans near the heras and the door looking ever so slightly ajar.. winner!. Couldn't have a look that day as a groundsman was busy astro-turfing a rectangle nearby but returned the next day for a solo visit, then a few days later with @Urbexbandoned. I don't think the assumed-drunk had entered as I had to push a layer of pigeon shit about 2 inches thick behind the door. No-one had been in there for a very long time and also it was a shame the wooden staircase up the bell tower had completely rotted away and collapsed at some point. A few people visited in the coming few months, then I noticed the door got boarded up again.

 

The History

 

Pair of former chapels, now disused. 1856. By Michael Drury. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Gothic Revival style with pointed arched windows and Geometrical tracery. EXTERIOR: chamfered and moulded plinth, sill band, moulded eaves, coped gables with crosses and finials. North side has a central gable with an archway and shafts, flanked by single gabled buttresses. Beyond, single blocked 3-light windows. To left, the octagonal east chapel has angle buttresses and 3 gables, each with a 4-light window. Roof gablets. Fleche removed. To right, west chapel with apsidal end and buttresses, 3 bays, with six 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. In the north gable, a 5-light window. Square north-west tower, 3 stages, has to north a gabled doorway with shafts. Above, a trefoiled vescia piscis and to east, a 2-light window. Third stage has a foiled corbel table and to north, a rose window. On the other sides, 3-light windows. Spire removed. INTERIOR: east chapel has an arch braced conical roof with collars forming a corona. West chapel has a moulded stone arch to the apse, and an arch braced double purlin roof. Both chapels have foliage corbels - I have no idea what they are..

 

The Pictures

 

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Coffin shape on the ceiling..

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As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated :thumb 

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On 10/05/2017 at 10:32 PM, Lavino said:

It shows persistence pays of nice one ..

 

Thanks @Lavino mate. Yeah it took a while to finally get lucky. To be honest I was a little disappointed after the wait, but enjoyed it all the same :) 

 

On 12/05/2017 at 9:19 AM, The_Raw said:

That's wicked mate, dem stairs tho .... :o 

 

:comp: 

 

Cheers @The_Raw mate. Aye i was probably about 20 years too late to climb those :( 

 

On 14/05/2017 at 10:25 PM, Andy said:

The staircase looks bad. But an interesting place.

 

Thanks @Andy :) Yeah it was long gone unfortunately mate :( 

 

On 20/05/2017 at 9:22 PM, Urbexbandoned said:

I loved this littleplace, the staircase would have been lovely if intact just a shame the weather has got to it.

Nice shots blud :grin2:

 

@Urbexbandoned Merci :). I reckon the pigeons ate the stairs, there was enough of the little shits! :D 

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