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Locksbrook Cemetery

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Address  Bath BA1 3PP, UK
Locksbrook Cemetery
Burials  George Renny, Herbert Taylor Reade, John Forrest, William Francis Frederick Waller
Similar  Haycombe Cemetery & Cremat, Bath Abbey, Saint James Cemetery, Bath Jewish Burial Gr, Arnos Vale Cemetery

Locksbrook Cemetery is a municipal cemetery located in Lower Weston, Bath, England. It was opened in 1864 as Walcot Cemetery, and occupies 12 acres (4.9 ha), originally serving the parishes of Walcot, Weston and St Saviour’s. The cemetery was closed for general use in 1937 with over 30,000 interments there, though additional burials in existing graves continue. The majority of the cemetery was for about 29,500 burials from Walcot parish, with the north of the cemetery for Weston and St Saviour parishes.

Contents

Nowadays it is designated as a 'Nature Conservation Site' by Bath and North East Somerset council, its owners.

Listed structures

There are five Grade II listed structures in the cemetery:

  • Gothic entrance Lodge
  • Main entrance gate piers and boundary walls
  • Twin mortuary chapels (north chapel Church of England, south chapel non-conformist) with bell tower and linking arcade
  • Bronze sarcophagus with angel by Edward Onslow Ford
  • Cross of Sacrifice, amongst World War I graves
  • Military graves

    A total of 122 military graves in the cemetery are in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 90 of which are from World War I, 44 forming a war graves plot (mainly hospital deaths, many from the nearby Bath War Hospital), and 32 from World War II whose graves are dispersed around the cemetery. Locksbrook Cemetery is the final resting place of:

  • Herbert Taylor Reade VC
  • George Alexander Renny VC
  • William Francis Frederick Waller VC
  • References

    Locksbrook Cemetery Wikipedia


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