INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW ALRESFORD REGISTER OF BURIALS

Below are links to the latest record of burials and interment of cremated remains in the Churchyard of St John the Baptist New Alresford. These pages provide access to the New Alresford Register of Burials for those interred between 1900 and 2019, together with plans of the areas where interments are situated. The first column in the index ‘Book’ refers to the handwritten Official Registers.

Using these hand-written Official Registers from 1949 to 2019 Roger and Kathryn Lockyer have updated the record of those who have been laid to rest in the Churchyard. This record was originally created by Dr C E Meryon, Churchwarden in 1952 and updated in 2007 by Glenn Gilbertson. Margot Power, former Church Secretary added further entries up to 2014. This record is as accurate as it has been possible to make it, but no claim is made that it is perfect.

Some of the latest information has come from handwritten booklets found in the church office in 2019 which provided details of the “Old Churchyard” and relates to graves pre-1949. Those dated post 1900 have been added to the Burial Register index with an appropriate note in the comment’s column.

The existing plans of areas A, C, J, K, & EX/S and the West area of cremated remains have been updated and, using some handwritten plans, B, D, E, F, G, H & I have been added. The handwritten Official Register spans several books and these are referred to in the charts as Burial Book 1, 2, 3 and Cremation Book 3 refer to the handwritten Official Registers.

Cremated remains in the area designated South (in front of the shed), South West (to the south of the two Cherry trees) and graves in the area designated 2005 have been plotted and added. Julie James recorded all the cremated remains in the area designated South West. Physically surveying these areas has yielded new information which has enabled the register to be further enhanced.

Our research has shown that there are a number of entries in the hand-written Official Registers that it has not been possible to physically place in the Churchyard. Conversely, there are a number of entries, especially relating to the interment of cremated remains, that although identified physically, are not recorded in the Official Registers. Both circumstances have been indicated in the Burial Register on this website. Some of the plots do not have gravestones and many of the older gravestones are no longer legible. Also, the position of some of the graves in some areas, notably Area D, are not always positioned exactly as shown on the plans.

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