EDITORIAL – New Graveyard for Redcar

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the- Gazette 24/11/1871.


            The need of a Cemetery at Redcar, which has long been apparent, is about to be supplied by the munificence of the Earl of Zetland, whose noble gift of land and money we announced last week. The present churchyard, which has been the common burial ground of the place for the last forty years, is rapidly filling, and by the time the cemetery is ready for interments it will be quite some time to close the churchyard, except for occasional burials of auld inhabitants who may desire to be laid beside their friends who repose here. The site of the cemetery is at the West side of Redcar Lane, about 225 yards south of the railway crossing, adjoining the North side of the road known as the Thwaites Lane, about a quarter of a mile distant from Redcar Church, and measures four acres. The work of N. Closing, draining, and laying out of the ground will be vested in a Burial Board chosen by the inhabitants in vestry duly called, the function of this body will be similar to that of the Board of Health, and it will be their duty to carry out the Acts of Parliament which relate to the subject. The new burial ground will, of course, be set apart for the use of the inhabitants of the ecclesiastical district of Redcar, which comprehends the whole town whether situated in the Parish of Marske or Upleatham, and the whole of the ratepayers will be subject to the rate levied by the Burial Board. It is also probable that the plot of ground dedicated to this purpose will be divided into two portions, one part with the chapel being consecrated for the use of the members of the Church of England, and the other part for those dissenting bodies who prefer their own ceremonial and their own minister. This will cause the deed of two chapels, which will be built on a plan sanctioned by the noble donor and drawn by an architect chosen by his Lordship, which is a condition of the gift, no doubt a wise one, as it will ensure the erection of creditable buildings and will save much needless discussion.


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