Hello.. I'm looking for a church that is situated going uphill thru' Oughtibridge , just before Bradfield. I understand that it is no longer in use . I went to search for a member of my family who was buried there. The grave yard is very well kept and I found the grave that I needed. On the Notice board outside the building it just says Bradfield Parish and no name. A lady tending a grave said she thought it was called Burtin...but so far I've found nothing with that name...I would appreciate any help Regards Dee
Hi Dee, Looking at a modern map off outibridge,There are two churches on or just off church st,but if you continue up church st it changes its name to burton lane could this be the name the lady told you and that road would eventually take you to high bradfield,its on the corner off burton lane and boggard lane looks a bit remote,it has a cross and says cemetary so i assume its a chapel and cemetary,the postcode is S35(but may have changed as this a to z is from 1996,hope this is off some help.Bye MJB.
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May 27, 2012 - 7:56PM
Re: Chapel / Church
Hi Dee A bit more info for you,looking at an early o/s map it looks like Bertin/Berkin House may have stood where the cemetary now is,its difficult to tell as they spread name about but thats like the name the lady told you.Bye MJB.
May 27, 2012 - 8:45PM
Re: Chapel / Church
Although most people call it Burton it is actually Burtin Road cemetery.
I have been to it on a few occasions and it is beautifully kept compared to some of the cemeteries.
Hello MJB .. many thanks for your help re the church.. it sounds the correct one and it is a bit remote... I just have to follow it up now at Sheffield Archives.... at least I have something concrete to look for.... Thanks again D
Hello Angela T... Many thanks for your help re Bertin Road Cem. / (Burtin)... It is a very well kept area.The lady I spoke to was a local and helpful regarding who maintained it. He certainly takes pride in his work... Anyway thanks once again . Regards D
Re the chapel you refer to - it is called Birtin Cemetery - it is owned and maintained by Bradfield Parish Council and I look after all the grave/wall niche records for that place.
If you e-mail me on: email@example.com I will be able to provide you with the information you are looking for.
Regards - Malcolm Nunn - Parish Archivist