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Bridgwater cemeteries
« on: Wednesday 29 October 08 18:52 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know how I can find out the names of those buried in the cemeteries in Bridgwater and the surrounding area? Is the Somerset Records Office the best place or the Bridgwater Town Council?

Thanks.

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 November 08 17:19 GMT (UK) »
hi, don't know if this helps, I too am trying to find this info and had some help from local undertakers H Biffen & Sons.. they have a copy of names, surnames only, of the old Wembden Road Cemetery..

Other wise I think it means a trip to Records Office in Taunton. try   www.somerset.gov for address, sorry I have not got it handy.

will come back here if I find anything new for you.

regards Denise
SPEAR, Liverpool
WILLIAMS, LIverpool,Poole Dorset
BURCHEL,Liv
STEVENS,Liv
TAYLOR,TURNER,HOLMAN,GILES,ASHELFORD,CONYBEER,(Bridgwater,Somerset), BLAKE,( Clayhanger, Devon)
WENNBERG, Norway/Sweden

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 November 08 17:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

You could try Sedgemoor District Council on www.sedgemoor.gov.uk

Their neighbours in Mendip are most helpful with queries. From their web site, here are some of the 'closed churchyards'

I do not know Bridgwater too well, but there is a cemetary at Bristol Road and one on the road out of Bridgwater to Minehead.


Closed Churchyard

A "Closed Churchyard" is generally taken to mean a churchyard which has been closed for burial by an Order in Council under the Burial Acts.

The Quakers Ground, Albert Street, Bridgwater

Holy Trinity Church, Hamp Street, Bridgwater

St John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Bridgwater

St Mary's Church, St Mary Street, Bridgwater

St Andrew's Church, Victoria Street, Burnham on Sea

St Mary's Church, Moorlinch

St Gregory's Church, Weare

St Mary's Church, North Petherton

All Saints Church, Otterhampton

St Mary's Church, Westonzoyland

All Saints Church, Durleigh

St John's Church, Axbridge

Wembdon Road Cemetery, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater

St Bartholomew's Church, East Lyng

La Retraite Burial Grounds, Priory Gardens, Burnham on Sea

St Mary's Church, Wedmore.

The following local/church councils have elected to receive grant aid towards the maintenance of their closed churchyards:

St Mary's Church, Berrow

St Michael's Church, Othery

Church of the Holy Cross, Mark

St Mary's Church, Woolavington

St Mary's Church, Cannington

St Leonard's Church, Shipham

St Mary's Church, East Brent

Somerset
Areas Bridgwater, Street, Glastonbury and surrounding Villages

Names, Whitcombe (and variations) , Diment, Mounsher, Cave

Wiltshire
Areas Pewsey, Calne
Clements, Ashton, Henly, Groves, Burgess

Kent
All, Folkestone for Punnett family
Punnett, Roalfe (and variations), Vaughan, Tuff,

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 09 November 08 16:58 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Bicker, I know the Quantocks Road one on way to Minehead... but not about Trinity in Hamp as a closed cemetary, this is the main area for my family.. thought they might be in Wembdon raod but as they were too poor for headstones I can't tell from just visiting the site..

regards Denise
SPEAR, Liverpool
WILLIAMS, LIverpool,Poole Dorset
BURCHEL,Liv
STEVENS,Liv
TAYLOR,TURNER,HOLMAN,GILES,ASHELFORD,CONYBEER,(Bridgwater,Somerset), BLAKE,( Clayhanger, Devon)
WENNBERG, Norway/Sweden


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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 December 08 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Sedgemoor District Council were very helpful and was able to locate the grave I was looking for.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 August 10 14:55 BST (UK) »
If you do a google search on  'Wembdon Road Cemetery'. You will find that there has been a project which has detailed all readable inscriptions on gravestones and has photos of virtually every grave. There is also a mapping facility. Not every grave is photographed as I know of a cousins grave which is not featured, yet I know is there. It is great if you live along way away as you can see the headstones without visiting.
The Cemetery started in 1851 but closed back in the 1970-1980 period. Cant remember which year exactly as I was still a kid then.
WHETREN. Hampshire, England. (AKA-Whitren & Whitron).
PALMER. Bridgwater, Somerset.
SALISBURY. Bridgwater, Somerset.
HEMMINGS. Bristol, England.
OTLEY. Bristol, England.
VAUGHAN. Newport, Glamorgan.

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 August 10 22:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks Palmtree - had forgotten about this post.. ::) I think I did read something in The Mercury about a work party to try to restore Wembden Rd Cem... I will google it as you suggest...
SPEAR, Liverpool
WILLIAMS, LIverpool,Poole Dorset
BURCHEL,Liv
STEVENS,Liv
TAYLOR,TURNER,HOLMAN,GILES,ASHELFORD,CONYBEER,(Bridgwater,Somerset), BLAKE,( Clayhanger, Devon)
WENNBERG, Norway/Sweden

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 21 August 10 23:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks from me too as I have found two of my husbands relations headstones from this site, Father in Law knew about one, but I have not been there myself.  :)
Somerset
Areas Bridgwater, Street, Glastonbury and surrounding Villages

Names, Whitcombe (and variations) , Diment, Mounsher, Cave

Wiltshire
Areas Pewsey, Calne
Clements, Ashton, Henly, Groves, Burgess

Kent
All, Folkestone for Punnett family
Punnett, Roalfe (and variations), Vaughan, Tuff,

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Re: Bridgwater cemeteries
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 March 24 22:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Palmtree - had forgotten about this post.. ::) I think I did read something in The Mercury about a work party to try to restore Wembden Rd Cem... I will google it as you suggest...
hello, ive just joined this site, i carry out some work at this stated cemetery. there is an actual website dedicated to the site location, with the photos, if a person joins as a member, they have access to the site details, photos, names, and the diary of work ,  chris 03 2024
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