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Entrance gates

Left: Cemetery entrance. Right: Closer view of one side of the cemetery gates.

The present iron gates are of 1880 (Murray 50-51); the change here was due to the extension of the Lodge, and minor constriction at the carriage entrance.

Views of the sphinx on the southern corner pillar.

On Cemetery Road the corners of the original grounds have a sphinx on the southern corner pillar and a sarcophagus on the northern pillar.

Views of the sarcophagus on the northern corner pillar.

Links to related material


Ellerby, William, and Pritchett, James Pigott, manuscript edited and with an introduction by Edward Royle. A History of the Nonconformist churches of York. Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, 1993.

Murray, Hugh. This Garden of Death: The History of York Cemetery 1837-2007. York: Friends of York Cemetery, 2008.

Pevsner, Nikolaus, and David Neave. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

Created 15 March 2022