Worcestershire Places of Worship

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Honeybourne Cemetery, Honeybourne
Honeybourne Cemetery,
Stratford Road,
Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

Church History

We don't know when this Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded, but we understand it is still open.

Honeybourne Cemetery occupies a long narrow plot lying behind the houses on the south side of Stratford Road. It is reached from Stratford Road by the same lane which leads to the old Church of St Ecgwin. It is not known when it was opened, but it can be seen for the first time on detailed Maps of 1971. On an earlier Map of 1923, the plot is shown to have been either an orchard, or small wooded area.

The present village of Honeybourne is an amalgamation of two ancient parishes, named Church Honeybourne (in Worcestershire) and Cow Honeybourne, formerly in Gloucestershire. They were divided by the Roman Road of Ryknild Street, now a minor road. By the mid 19th century, however the Church in Cow Honeybourne had become disused, and inhabitants attended St Ecgwin's in Church Honeybourne. Probably burials always took place at St Ecgwin's, as the Church in Cow Honeybourne does not appear to have had a graveyard.

In 1931, Cow Honeybourne parish was transferred from Gloucestershire to Worcestershire, and in 1953, the two Honeybournes were amalgamated. St Ecgwin's Church has also now closed, and no doubt this Cemetery has superseded its graveyard.

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 SP1204144202. 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 26 Oct 2014 at 10:21.

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This Report was created 13 Nov 2017 - 17:26:07 GMT from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 5 Jan 2016 at 14:44.

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