Established in the latter half of the 20th century this cemetery is still
in use with approximately half the space occupied. The bulk of the
grounds are on a slope facing south-west, so the majority of the site enjoys
sunshine for the bulk of the day. At the time of my visit (summer 2005)
there were approximately 1400 monuments. The earliest date I found
As you would expect in this modern resting place
most monuments follow the trend for smaller and more simple designs.
However there are exceptions and pleasant surprises can be found
throughout the grounds. The majority of the monuments are constructed
from the local grey granite, though some of the latest examples feature
black and other coloured granites from abroad.
The grounds are in very good order with the grass neat and tidy. The
few 'made' paths in this cemetery are just bare ground which might pose
a problem in very wet weather. However on my visit it was extremely hot
and dry so my only hazard was a little dust! I could imagine that the
site could be very cold as it's fully exposed on two sides. Despite the
building of new housing down one side of the site the grounds are quiet
and very private.
Parking can easily be found just outside the
cemetery gates or on the high street nearby.
A beautiful location with
some interesting monumental work. These grounds may not be of the
highest priority to most family researchers but nonetheless they are
well worth a visit.
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