Crowlas Cemetery improvement project

Renovation of Crowlas Cemetery Chapel Building, and plans for a cemetery based research project into local history and family history.

The parish council wants the views of the local community on plans to renovate the chapel building in Crowlas Cemetery, and is opening up an opportunity to volunteer in an exciting new family history and local history research project.

Valued in the community, the cemetery at Crowlas, set amongst fields and with sweeping countryside views, is set in well maintained grounds. However the chapel building has not been maintained for some time. (see pictures below) Although not currently open for public use, the parish council plans to improve the condition of the building to keep it in good repair. This will involve use of parish resources, and so we want to know your views – is it important to local residents?

To try to gather together the necessary funds, the parish council has submitted a grant application to the Good Growth Community Levelling Up Programme. It will help the council, and potential funders, to make a decision on the works, if it can be shown that the local community wants this work to go ahead.

Please take part in our survey – link here:

What we want to know:

  • do you agree with renovation works being carried out to stop the chapel building falling further into disrepair, and to improve its appearance and potential for community use?
  • do you think that a local history and family history research initiative would benefit the local community?

Also, if you are interested in helping to discover more about the local history and family history associated with the cemetery, we are looking at ways to help volunteers carry out research to feed into the cemetery improvement project. We will be linking with Kresen Kernow, the records library in Redruth. Information gathered will be added to the parish council’s burial records and to an online mapping resource which will help families and historians to carry out their own research.

If you would like to get involved, contact the clerk on: