Works to restore Grimsby chapel

Works to restore Grimsby chapel

Works to restore Grimsby chapel

Works to repair and restore a 19th century chapel in the grounds of the cemetery in Grimsby have started, North East Lincolnshire Council have announced.

Restoration works began on Wednesday 1 July.

They are expected to last around 5 months.

The Grade II listed chapel buildings were designed by EW Farebrother for Grimsby Corporation Cemetery Committee and were constructed by J Thompson Builders of Grimsby.

They were originally completed in 1888.

The Chapels are designed in a gothic revival style, primarily constructed of red brick in an English bond with stone dressings and a Westmoreland green slate roof.

The works will repair the existing brick and stone masonry, guttering, downpipes, and glazing.

Improvements will also be made to the existing underground drainage.

A one-way system is in place for vehicles entering the cemetery.

The central carriageway is currently closed to pedestrians.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn said:

“I’m really pleased that these works are progressing.

“These works will see another of our historic local assets removed from the Heritage ‘At Risk’ Register.

“We’ve notified all of the local funeral directors in the area about the works so that they could plan ahead, but we anticipate any disruption caused by the works to be minimal. 

“This is part of a wider project to transform our cemetery and crematorium services. The project has already seen the restoration of the cemetery gates, and will eventually incorporate a pet crematorium and café to the site.”

Works are being carried out by Burnley-based company UK Restoration Services.

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