Twerton St Michael's

Status: 
Closed
Number of Burials: 
4,676
Number of Memorials: 
about 110
Access: 

There two entrances, one on the western side from and one from the north-eastern corner.

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Location

There were 4,667 burials in the period 1750-1920, between 10 and 20 per year in the 18th century rising to 40 and 60 a year in the 19th century, with peaks in 1832 and 1849 due to cholera. There where epidemics of influenza and typhoid in 1837 and 1838. After the opening of the Twerton Municipal Cemetery in 1881 (see separate description), there were only a few further burials, the last one being in 1920.

A plaque in the church records that the church, except for the tower, was rebuilt and refitted, being re-consecrated on 21 Jan 1886.

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Number of Burials per year

 

Documentation: 

Transcript of Registers of Monkton Combe 1561-1812, Swainswick 1783-1812, Twerton 1670-. [Bath Central Library]

Twerton Burials 1778-1812. No author or date. Typescript with multiple surname indexes. [Bath Central Library]

Transcript of the Register of the Parish of Twerton, Avon (formerly Somerset), 1813-1840, E S Jenkins (1975). Includes burials 1841-1891, 1920. Surname indexes. [Bath Central Library]

Burial Register Microfiches:  1538-1895 (gap 1660-1667) [Bath Record Office]

Transcript/indexes: Bur.  1538-1894 [Bath Record Office]

National Burial Index 3: 1,432 records (1813-1842)

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