Wednesday 1 January 2014

Architect's Memorial

Six of Undercliffe Cemetery's memorials have Listed Building status and one of those is to William Mawson. He was an architect of the Mawson and Lockwood practice which designed Bradford's Town Hall, Wool Exchange, the Saltaire Mill and village and Feversham Street School, to name but a few. Mawson died on April 25, 1889 aged 6. His listed monument is a granite obelisk on a pedestal to one side of the cemetery's main terrace.

The cemetery stands on a hillside overlooking the City of Bradford and Wikipedia records it as containing some very impressive Victorian funerary monuments in a variety of styles. It is a notable example of a Victorian cemetery where a number of rich and prominent local residents have been buried, notably mill owners and former mayors. Undercliffe Cemetery has been grade II* listed by English Heritage in their register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historical Interest in England.


Billy Blue Eyes said...

Looks like a great cemetery to walk around and that is a magnificent monument

Jen said...

Very nice photos! It's nice when you find something like this in such good condition after all this time. :)

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