There are a few things you need to know when using this page to find a grave.
This webpage is based on St Michael's graveyard record books which were water damaged during the Boxing Day floods of 2015. Not all records have been easy to read due to that damage. Fortunately the official 'burial books' have been archived. Anybody who is researching family history may wish to refer to the official archived records or use an online website that looks into family history.
From the damaged records this database has been constructed. Bear in mind there is most likely to be some spelling mistakes as well as errors deciphering the records. For example is the name Mary or May. It's not always obvious which.
The graveyard is split into 4 sections A, B, C and D as you will see if you look at the maps.
There are four PDF files you can view. Two maps, burials in name order and burials in grave order.
I suggest you use the following system:
View the 'Burials in name order' to find the grave details. Get the section and grave reference.
You can then look at 'Burials in Grave order' to see who else is buried in the grave.
You can then look at the appropriate map to see where the grave is. One map contains area's A,B and C. The second map is area D. Area D is a new area that runs parallel to Dale View.
A grave map references example of C.F.24 refers to section C row F grave 24 in the row.
Click the links below to see the PDF files.
Area B contains a dedicated cremations area and its location can be seen on this MAP. The cremations area is effectively a column of graves next to the wall with each grave space split into 8 cremation plots. In the records a cremation plot will always be shown as column R, for example grave reference R.51B is column R, row 51 plot B. It sounds complicated but have a look at the CREMATIONS MAP and hopefully it will be less confusing.
Sometimes cremated remains are added to a family grave. In those cases the reference will be the family grave reference with a comment that ashes have been added to the grave.
Not all inscriptions have been compiled yet but here are those that have been done so far. Again they have been compiled using the same SECTION, ROW and grave in ROW criteria as above.
If you spot any discrepancies please let us know.
Any enquiries to the Vicar Cathy Reardon. Contact details are on the homepage.