Locations of interred remains can be found below. Please select the initial of the Surname.
Further information can be obtained from the Clerk to Kingswear Parish Council
Mr David Edwards
32 Cristina Park
Devon TQ9 5UR
Tel: 01803 867 292
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Click here for a plan of the
Cemetery. Click on the plan to enlarge.
Note that grave spaces 1120 - 1124 and 1155 - 1158 are used for cremated remains.
The plan contains some errors.
Extract from the minutes of the Vestry Meeting, 1st August 1882: Gentlemen. We beg to call your attention to the absolute
necessity of taking steps to provide a Burial Ground for the Parish. The Churchyard is now nearly fully occupied with
graves and should any epidemic or other catastrophe cause an unusual number of burials we should find great difficulty
in providing proper accommodation for the dead.
A Burial Board, chaired by the Rev. F Walker, was appointed and Treasury approval for the raising of a mortgage of £400
at 4% interest was obtained; the mortgage to be repaid after 10 years. An acre and a half of his Lower Meadow was
purchased in April 1884 from Mr Richard Roberts of Hoodown for £240 with the approval of the Home Secretary and the
An iron “unclimable” fence, at a cost of 6 shillings a yard, was placed to divide the upper and lower parts of the land, the
upper part to be used for burials. Mr J H Short was allowed to keep his horse in the lower part. Subsequently the burial
area was divided into consecrated and unconsecrated sections.
It was decided in February 1885 that a Mortuary or Reception House for bodies prior to interment should be provided and in
April plans for a caretaker’s house were approved. The tender from Mr H Winsor for a total cost of £285 was accepted and
a further £300 was borrowed for the purpose, repayable in 7 years. The 1st August 1885 saw part of the cemetery
consecrated by the Bishop of Exeter. Mr James Keeley was appointed as the first caretaker. He does not seem to have
been paid a salary but was allowed to live in the lodge rent and rate free in return for keeping the ground well mown and in
good order. Later he was also appointed as grave digger.