View Full Version : Archived: Pudsey Cemetery Chapels - Leeds - Feb 2010

23-02-2010, 09:33 AM
The two chapels in Pudsey cemetery are not listed and are slowly rotting away. The tower is enourmous but I have no idea how you get up there. Fooked and not very interesting but a long term local target for me :thumb

Some more info. The were number 8 in The Victorian Societies top ten endangered, non listed buildings in 2009. Link HERE (http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/news/we-reveal-our-top-ten-endangered-buildings-for-2009/)

Chapels at Pudsey Cemetery, Pudsey, Leeds
(1875, William Gay, unlisted).
The cemetery, also the work of William Gay, is listed at Grade II in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens but the beautiful pair of chapels at its heart have no such protection. They were last used more than ten years ago and are now in a very poor state of disrepair. Leeds City Council recently designated a new Conservation Area to include the chapels, which is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done to secure their future. The chapels are key to the setting and appearance of this historic landscape and must be saved.



The tower


Inside, fooked and pigeon heaven.






23-02-2010, 01:24 PM
crikey! thats criminal!

are they still consecrated ground?

Yes mate, it's still very much a working cemetery, people are buried there often.

The actual cemetery is listed Grade 2 but the chapels are not. Strange.