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Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 16:49
In Hindley. Go Along Bridge street, turn left at parkside, just before Acorns care home. There is a square of railings. Inside the square are some gravestones (flat ones). So there.

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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 17:00
Have they built over some graves? Do you know anything about them?
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 18:30
According to 'Side by Side maps, there was a street there called Bridge Croft Street, which had a chapel on it and according to the law, graves cannot be disturbed for 200 years after burial, so I would presume those graves are something to doo with the chapel which was there, same as that graveyard up Pem ....

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=19&lat=53.5373&lon=-2.5737&layers=168&right=BingHyb
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 18:31
Yes, they were, and the Council can't touch them. Smile


Least the land is safe.


The congregation originated in the secession of a minority from St. Paul's, Hindley, led by the then minister, Rev. William Turner. The chapel itself was opened in 1839 at the Bridge Croft, and remained on the same site until the area was cleared in the 1960's. Originally an Independent foundation, the chapel was certainly Congregational by 1909. See J. Leyland, Memorials of Hindley (, 1873)


https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol4/pp106-111

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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 19:19
is this what was Hindley Hall Chapel or St Margarets?
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 20:06
Bridgecroft Independent Chapel.

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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 20:10
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 20:10
It isn't true that a graveyard cannot be disturbed for 200 years.  St.Paul's in Hindley was.  So was Newton congrigational.

Dug 'em up, they did. Dug 'em up, I tells thee!   Rolling Eyes

@Mac wrote:Yes, they were, and the Council can't touch them. Smile



The council can't touch what's not theirs.  My friend owns St.Paul's!
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 22:18
@Joseph wrote:Bridgecroft Independent Chapel.


Ta
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 22:53
@tonker wrote:  My friend owns St.Paul's!

It's not yon mon is it Very Happy
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Tue Feb 05 2019, 23:10
Well, yeah, kind of thing.  He is a 'mon' and he lives in Cheshire (where all t'well off folk live), so he's definately 'yon'.
It follows then, that yes,  he is 'yon mon'!  Whoever 'yon mon' may be?  Rolling Eyes
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Wed Feb 06 2019, 06:17
@Joseph wrote:Bridgecroft Independent Chapel.



There are trees growing through the flags now, and they are all but obscured.


Tonker and his 'friends' eh!

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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Wed Feb 06 2019, 07:48
@Vixen wrote:
@Joseph wrote:Bridgecroft Independent Chapel.


Ta

You're welcome.
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Wed Feb 06 2019, 20:10
Joseph do you know if their records are online anywhere? Can't find on Lancs OPC, ta.
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Wed Feb 06 2019, 22:45
The history of the breakaway is on Lancs OPC Vixen. Look under St Pauls Independent Chapel, on the Hindley Thread, NOT the Wigan thread. Must admit though that there isn't a lot about it. Smile
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Re: Graves in the middle of a (Small) field

on Thu Feb 07 2019, 14:02
@Vixen wrote:Joseph do you know if their records are online anywhere? Can't find on Lancs OPC, ta.

Not a clue my lovely, to be honest I've never looked.Sorry.
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