Hartshill Cemetery (reflecting the values of Victorian Society)



Centre of the 'first class' graves


Location 3 on the index map

The block marker 40/41/50/51
The block marker 40/41/50/51
at the centre of the CofE and Non-conformist
first class graves

When originally laid out there was a small triangular path here
as shown on the section of the 1898 map below.

On the 10th of December 1884 the Cemetery Committee instructed the Borough Surveyor to prepare a large scale grave plan shoving the grave spaces due east and west.

The ground was also to be divided into first, second, third and fourth class graves for each religious denomination (Church of England, Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic).

First class Church of England graves
First class Church of England graves 
looking in the direction of the blue arrow


First class Non-conformist graves 
looking in the direction of the green arrow


next: down the path to the chapels 
Registrars Lodge at the northern entrance to the cemetery

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