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The History Of All Saints' Wickhambrook

Churchyard

Burials were in the churchyard until 1890 when, "by order of the Council", it was stated "that for the protection of public health, the new burial ground should be opened in the under mentioned parishes" (Wickhambrook being one of the parishes). Exceptions were allowed however in that "earthen graves now existing in the Churchyard as can be opened to the depth of five feet without exposing the coffins or disturbing human remains, burials may be allowed of so many of the relations of those interred therein at the date of the Order as can be buried at or below that depth").

The last burial before the Order was of Elizabeth Bonnell, Union House, Kedington, July 1890. There were, however, 48 burials after that - the last being Lucy Marion McKechnie, March 1945, buried in a double grave with the Revd Alexander McKechnie, former vicar of Wickhambrook.

Churchyard Map

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Churchyard Plan

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Churchyard Index

This contains the names associated with each plot and can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet.

Burial and exhumation

The Department for Constitutional Affairs website holds several documents pertaining to churchyard law. This also includes the burial ground managers' guide.

Last Modified Monday 12 February 2018