Ninebanks Hearse House


The hearse house at Ninebanks was store the 'Holden Hearse' gifted to the West Allen Valleys community by local philanthropist Isaac Holden in 1856. Victorian society valued 'dignity in death' and improved burials to cope better with deaths caused by diseases, such as cholera and typhoid, which were common in at that time. Buildings were built to house (horse-drawn) hearses, often located near a church, and sometimes including a stable. The building at Ninebanks had not been in use since the 1930s, but the Allen Valleys Landscapes Project began to restore it in 2015, for use as a shelter for walkers, as part of a project led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.[1]  
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Holden Hearse House Ninebanks

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Isaac Holden's Hearse House

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Hearse House Gets New Lease Of Life
- 28TH OCTOBER 2015 BY LAUREN CRAWFORD. "Work gets underway in the Allen Valleys A BUILDING that was bestowed to the people of the Allen Valleys in the 1850s and which ...

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Isaac's Hearse House Reborn

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The old Hearse House (2)

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The old Hearse House (3)

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The old Hearse House

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