Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Stapenhill Cemetery, Stapenhill
Stapenhill Cemetery,
Stapenhill Road (A444),
Stapenhill, Derbyshire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1866, and we understand it is still open.

A site of 12 acres for the Cemetery was purchased from the Marquess of Anglesey in 1864 for £4,800. The service for consecration of areas set aside for consecrated burials was held on 25th May 1866, and the first burial took place on 12th June 1866. The year 1866 is inscribed on the main entrance to the Cemetery together with the town's coat of arms.

The Cemetery has since been enlarged, and today covers an area of 30 acres, with approximately 200 burials taking place per year. The largest area is consecrated according to the rites of the Church of England, with separate areas for Roman Catholic and Muslim burials, for the interment of cremated remains, a woodland burial area, and the Forget Me Not Garden, as well as an unconsecrated general section.

It seems likely the Cemetery's records are retained by the Cemetery, as they are not held by Derbyshire Record Office. [Source: East Staffordshire Borough Council - A-Z of Services, Cemeteries]

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.

Maps

This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SK2583422808. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 28 May 2011 at 18:59.

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This Report was created 4 Jun 2017 - 20:48:29 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Aug 2016 at 10:57.

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