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Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension

Gazetteer No. G0742


Address Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais France


The IWGC attributes the design of the cemetery to Cowlishaw, although Lutyens is referred to on the approval form as the architect responsible. The cemetery lies in a corner of the municipal cemetery. Although there is a road alongside the extension, there is no separate entrance.

The details of the cemetery display great refinement. The square area is walled in and divided into four quadrants that are divided by pedestrian paths of stone and brick. There are rows of graves in three of the quadrants, while the fourth contains the Cross of Sacrifice on a side path. The entrance consists of two separate gates between nicely detailed brick planters, so that the visitor does not enter along the axis. From the entrance, the intersection of the axes of the paths ends in a sober brick shelter. The two side paths both terminate in a bench between two planters boxes. Planters have also been placed on the corners. (Geurst, 2010, p.362)


Geurst, J. (2010) Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.

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