Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Date

12 April 2015
Location

Beaumaris, Anglesey

SH 59930 75606; 53.25890°N, 4.10127°W

Information

Beaumaris Cemetery was designed by architect J Francis Clerke and was built between June 1862 and April 1863 on a plot of land given to the town council by Sir Richard Bulkeley Williams-Bulkeley (1801-1875), 10th Baronet, of Baron Hill, who was at the time Member of Parliament for Anglesey and Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire. The cemetery chapel was consecrated in July 1863 by the Bishop of Bangor, James Colquhoun Cambell (1813-1895).

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Sun-dial tombstone bearing the inscription: Long: 3° 49′ 2” W – Benarth Hall – Lat: 53° 16′ 18” N. (Benarth Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, originally built around 1790, set in an estate on the banks of the Conwy estuary.)

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris Cemetery

Beaumaris corporation seal

Beaumaris Cemetery

Cemetery chapel

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15 thoughts on “Beaumaris Cemetery

  1. your eye for detail never stops to amaze me…
    love the Time Flies image… and the chain bokeh in the rain… the shallow dof is pure delight…

  2. I wrote the comment and only then actually thought about the location where you took the pictures… and I’ve wanted to ask you before, why cemeteries? what do you like about them to photograph? 🙂

    • Well, as an atheist, I can say that it is not anything to do with any particular beliefs. I am nonetheless drawn to their atmosphere, especially when there are sculptural details to be found.

  3. Another fab set from the king of the kirkyard shots! Lovely details, compositions and atmosphere. For me it is impossible to describe the many sensations a cemetary evokes, a mixture of futility and pathos and a hundred other words…your photographs sum it all up.

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