Manchester Crematorium, Chorlton cum Hardy - Crematorium

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
Manchester Crematorium,
Barlow Moor Road,
Chorlton cum Hardy
Lancashire

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New chapel

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New chapel

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New chapel

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Old chapel

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Old chapel

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Old chapel

History

The Manchester Crematorium, the second to be built in Great Britain, was opened 2 October 1892. The new chapel was built in 1954.

Records

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Original registers
The records prior to the end 1940 were destroyed in the Blitz. In order to help overcome the loss, the Manchester and Lancashire FHS have produced a CD containing transcripts of 5979 memorials, recording 8555 cremations, 5669 dating from before 1941.

Work is also in progress to supplement this by extracting notices of cremations from the local newspapers.

 

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Maps

The cemetery is located at OS grid reference SJ8237292733 (Lat/Lon 53.431075,-2.266792). You can see this on maps provided by:

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