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Mill Road Cemetery Mortuary Chapel; an Archaeological Observation

Fairbairn, James (2016) Mill Road Cemetery Mortuary Chapel; an Archaeological Observation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology East carried out monitoring work in September 2016 of the former mortuary chapel at Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge. This works follows on from a Your Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore and regenerate The Grade II listed Mill Road Cemetery in 2009.
These observations coincided with the revealing of the complete outer foundation plan of the building by Messenger Conservation Ltd. This work showed that the foundations of the chapel were in good condition and that part of the building had originally had a lower floor level, resulting in the preservation of a part of the internal fabric of the building in this area.
It was also noted during the observation that a tower, larger and heavier than that shown in the original designs had caused the building possibly to become unstable.
This latest stage of work at the site aims to safeguard the fabric of the Grade II Victorian cemetery, using appropriate materials cap the foundations of the Chapel giving the general public a better idea of the original ground plan.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological evaluation, archaeological watching brief, cambridgeshire, cambridge, mill rood cemetery, burial ground, mortuary chapel, post-medieval, post medieval, key
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 10:36
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3379

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