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Knowing the church is kept locked, I emailed the vicar before visiting and arranged that one of the churchwardens would open the church for me.
It is a big and impressive church surrounded by its churchyard. Many of the grave slabs have been laid flat...More
I am sorry to see that many of the less desirable people who get chased out of the town seem to congregate here instead. The beer cans they discard in the grass get cut into shreds by the mower. Broken glass on the paths abd...More
visited the church and church yard. welcome on the board outside, but is clearly anything but. graves have been neglected, rubbish and cans all spread over the grounds and look like they have been cut and spread by a lawn mower, rather than being placed...More
I called in hoping to see the stained glass window commemorating Stephenson but sadly the church was closed. I did see his wife's grave though and was absolutely thrilled to see the churchyard completely filled with crocuses in bloom. It all looked so pretty.
Close to the centre of Chesterfield and home to George Stephensons grave. The grounds are overgrown, and are not tended, with slippery moss all over the pathways, graves overgrown and not all visibly due to lack of maintainence. Also drugs are being peddled there with...More
George Stephenson, the famous railway engineer is buried here. He built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives. His son Robert built the famous engine Rocket. His grave is at the East end of the Chruch. It appears that...More