The photograph for this week’s prompt shows the gate to Sheffield General Cemetery, designed by Samuel Worth. The Egyptian revival gate leads into a Victorian cemetery with a derelict Anglican church and a Nonconformist chapel at its heart. The architecture is a strange mix of Egyptian and Doric styles and the place is now a Listed site. Opened in 1836, the site was closed to burials in 1978 after over 87,000 burials had taken place there. The Dissenters Wall divides the burial ground into consecrated and unconsecrated grounds and there are catacombs beneath the hillside. Today the unkempt graveyard provides a sanctuary for wildlife at the heart of the city.
From present to past
The portal ‘twixt life and death
Always leads both ways
Once again there were some great contributions for this week’s photo prompt! Some posts have been reblogged, but please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! A new prompt will be published later today…come and join in!
My thanks to this weeks contributors: