Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Measham Cemetery, Measham
Measham Cemetery,
Bosworth Road, DE12 7LQ,
Measham, Derbyshire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1883, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 tells us that the cemetery in Measham was formed in 1880, under the control of a burial board of 9 members, to which a keeper's lodge and board room were to be attached. It was to cost £1,900.

In 1895, ownership of the Cemetery was transferred to Measham parish council, and 2 years later, in 1897, Measham itself was transferred to Leicestershire. The District Council of North West Leicestershire, of which Measham is part, administer some cemeteries in the area, but ownership of Measham Cemetery itself remains under the control of its parish council.

With that in mind, there is further information about the Cemetery, a Cemetery Map, and a register of burials in the Cemetery (1883-2001) available (in pdf format) on the Measham Parish Council website.

Interestingly, the Royal Mail Postcodes website tells us that the postal town for an address of "Cemetery Lodge, Bosworth Road, Measham", is Swadlincote, and its postcode of DE12 is for Derbyshire! So in spite of the changes in 1897, it seems the parish has not managed to escape entirely from the clutches of its "ancient" county after all!


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

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


This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SK3399811982. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Measham, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 24 Oct 2018 at 15:08.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 20:00:46 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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