Weston

Status: 
Closed
Number of Burials: 
8,639 (from 1700)
Number of Memorials: 
over 500
Access: 

There are two paths into the graveyard on the north-western side and two on the south-eastern side.

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All Saints, Weston

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Extent of graveyard

The original graveyard for Weston is around the church of All Saints. From the 1770s until 1877 there were about 60 burials a year with only a few burials after this.

From The Church Rambler – A Series of Articles on the Churches in the Neighbourhood of Bath  by Harold Lewis (1876) p351 concerning Weston Church “.. its graveyard is crowded with silent records of those who but two generations ago formed the mingled throng of pleasure-seekers and health-seekers which constituted Bath society ...” The book, as well as giving a history of the church,  lists some of the internal and external memorials.

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Burials per year

Prior to the opening of the Weston cemetery in Locksbrook (see separate description) some burials occurred in Locksbrook cemetery. “Since the disuse of Weston churchyard as a burial place, the dead of that parish have been interred in the Locksbrook Cemetery, the joint boards kindly charging fees according to the ordinary scale for the funeral of any poor inhabitant.” (Bath Chronicle Thu 27-Sep-1877 p3).

Plaques on the southern wall of the church list the names of those whose ashes have been buried or scattered there from 1978 until 2005.

Documentation: 

The Register Book of the Parish Church of Weston (near Bath). Baptisms 1538-1812; Marriages 1538-1812; Burials 1563-1812; Banns -1821. Typescript and surname indexes [Bath Central Library].

Indexed Transcriptions of the Monumental Inscriptions at All Saints Church Weston Bath [Bath Record Office]. Handwritten transcriptions and a map.

Some of the memorials in the church are transcribed in The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset: Collected from Authentick Records . . . Volume 1 by John Collinson, Edmund Rack (1791) pp161-166

Handwritten transcript, surname index and map – Bristol & Avon FHS, 1986. [Bath Record Office]

Burial Register Microfiches:  1538-1900, (gaps 1643-1653 and 1690-1694) [Bath Record Office]

Transcripts/Indexes: Burials 1538-1955 [Bath Record Office]

National Burial Index 3: 4,903 records (1538-1839)

 

Coverage in Index: 
1700-1899