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Explore the cemetery
Parishes & Parishes Committee
Visit the cemetery
About this trail
This trail takes you on a path of discovery to some of the highlights of the cemetery – the graves, wildlife and stories that are hidden in this beautiful green space.
Stop 1 Lodge
The Gothic-style lodge was built before the consecration of the cemetery in 1848. It stands at the end of Avenue Walk, the narrow walkway from Mill Road.
Stop 2 Symbols
The Victorians were fond of adorning their gravestones with religious symbols, and you can see lots of them in the cemetery.
Stop 3 War grave
There are 38 war graves in the cemetery, 34 from WWI and 4 from WWII. Thomas James Parr was born in Cambridge and died on 28th March 1941 at the age of 31.
Stop 4 An inscription
This marks one of the most interesting gravestone inscriptions in the cemetery.
Stop 5 Meadow
In this meadow area, the grass is left to grow long to allow wildflowers to set seed.
Stop 6 Butterflies & buddleja
The cemetery is a haven for many butterflies, attracted to the buddleja, bushes and brambles that are left wild for them to feast on.
Stop 7 Listed monument
James Rattee’s monument
is one of the most beautiful in the cemetery. It was carved by Rattee & Kett in limestone, with a double-arched canopy with crocketed finials and embattled cresting.
Stop 8 Mortuary chapel
The original cemetery design allowed for the building of a central chapel where funeral services were to be held, to be built when funds allowed.
Listed Graves Trail
World War I Graves
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