Moorgate Cemetery

Owner:  Rotheram Borough Council  

Managed  with Friends of Moorgate C emetery  with Boston Park

Site Details    

Walker:  Steve Branch      Distance 1209m    Walk time: 35mins 

Dating back to victorian times the cemetary  with mature tree lined avenues and blocks of graves with neatly cut grass cut has many wolder thickets of Bramble, Holly and Ivy is a haven for woodland butterflies 


S1  From the entrance  past mature trees towards SW corner and large areas of graves  where Dog Violet is often the dominant species and the stone walls covered with Ivy is largely a sunny area and well sheltered

S2 Entrance to a large  open parkland area with specimen trees turn and head east  in the shadow of mature trees

S3  A meandering walk underneath trees but with small open sunny areas with some scrub  towards the Chapel

S4 Loops around a more planted area and a block of Buddleia bushes passes north of the chappel and then in shadow under soem mature Beech  heading toowards the  path with violets present where shade is not  too heavy .

S5 From the path head back under the trees towards the northern boundary path and then east to the  northern corner

S6 heading south in  shade of mature trees on teh eastern boundary towards  a   clearing, circle the clearing around scrubby patch heading south

S7  head south down teh eastern boundary  and around teh wide loop back towards the chapel 

S8 From the Chapel returning to teh entrance