Works to repair and re-cast the Grade II listed Scartho cemetery gates is nearly complete. The gates, first erected in 1888, have been fully restored and will be returned at the end of the month.
The Grade II listed pedestrian and vehicle gates had been damaged and were in need of repair in order to bring them back into full use and to preserve an important architectural feature.
The gates, lodge and chapel all featured as part of a backdrop in the 1986 film ‘Clockwise’, starring John Cleese.
A specialist engineering company and a foundry were commissioned to carry out the work and new castings have been made to replace missing or damaged sections. They will also be decorated as per the original ironwork colour scheme.
To allow the gates to be re-fitted, from Tuesday 25 June to Friday 5 July there will be no access to the cemetery for vehicles and pedestrians from Scartho Road, with the exception of funeral cars. Arrangements have been made for all funerals taking place during these works.
Visitors will be able to access the cemetery from the alternative entrance on Weelsby Avenue at all times during the works.