OLD EAST STONEHOUSE . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: October 16, 2022
Webpage updated: October 16, 2022

 
OLD EAST STONEHOUSE.UK

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BURIAL GROUNDS AND CEMETERIES IN OLD EAST STONEHOUSE

There were four Burial Grounds in the Chapelry of East Stonehouse.

The Anglican Church of Saint George of Lydda had two areas: the oldest covered 3 roods and 34 perches and by 1853 was said to be 'very well filled but used occasionally'.  There was also what was known as the 'New Ground', covering 32 perches, which in 1853 held 20 bodies and was expected to hold a further 1,200.

The Royal Naval Hospital also had its own Burial Ground covering 2 rood and 2 perches at the west end of Five Fields.  In 1853 it was 'not quite full'.

An Independent Chapel had a small Burial Ground of only 13 perches: in 1853 it was 'not fully occupied'.

The Parish of East Stonehouse never had its own Cemetery but from 1848 onwards burials of local people would have taken place at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery.