Not sure how I came across this cemetery we had driven past the place but I'm sure I noticed it on an Ordnance Survey Map. It was on my list of places to visit and last Saturday I had the chance. It is set on the side of St Edmund's Hill along the Wells Road with some nice views over the surrounding countryside.
From the road it could be easy to miss with the houses along the side of the road.
The main entrance is through the arch though there is a side one along to the right at the end of the wall.
Walking through the entrance the road turns left
and brings you to the two chapels
though after looking through the window of this one it looks like it is just used for storage of the groundmens equipment.
The other one though is available to hire for use and I was pleased to see a wheeled bier at the back.
The internals of the chapel look as though they have not changed since it was built.
This view towards the chapels is from the lower path looking up the hill. This area has some of the older graves .
Looking down to the lower path across the graves
A column memorial made of marble
Above are a couple of the headstones the one on the left has and inscription which tells of a Cecil Emery who was killed in action in Palestine 1917
The right hand one has this dove which sadly looks to be eroding away.
Walking up to the top path you get a great view of both surrounding area and the cemetery
You can view the many different monuments down the hillside
dating back to the 19th century
The graves are kept in good condition
Along the top path you can also see the green burial ground
Carry on along the path from the green burial ground and you come the more recent part
Looking down the cemetery to where I parked my car and did enter the place.
Lichen grows on the headstones
If you go round the other side it tells you who they are
Taking part in Taking Part in Cemetery Sunday & Tapophile Tragics
Have a peaceful Sunday