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.

The original Cemetery records may be retained by the Cemetery, as they are not held by Derbyshire Record Office. However they have all been digitised, including actual scans of the burial registers, and added to the specialist family history website "Deceased Online". See the East Staffordshire Borough Council website, A-Z of Services => Cemeteries for more information.


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 SK2583422808. 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 Stapenhill, 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 27 Oct 2018 at 12:18.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:43:47 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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