Locksbrook Cemetery

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West side of cemetery

Locksbrook Cemetery is a municipal cemetery located in Lower Weston, Bath, England. It was opened in 1864 as Walcot Cemetery, and occupies 12 acres (4.9 ha).[1] The cemetery was closed for general use in 1937 with over 30,000 interments there, though additional burials in existing graves continues. Nowadays it is designated as a 'Nature Conservation Site' by Bath and North East Somerset council, its owners.[2]

Listed structures[edit]

There are five Grade II listed structures in the cemetery:

  • Gothic entrance Lodge[1]
  • Main entrance gate piers and boundary walls[3]
  • Twin mortuary chapels (north chapel Church of England, south chapel non-conformist) with bell tower and linking arcade[4]
  • Bronze sarcophagus with angel by Edward Onslow Ford[5]
  • Cross of Sacrifice, amongst World War I graves[6]

Military graves[edit]

World War I graves at Locksbrook Cemetery

A total of 122 military graves in the cemetery are in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 90 of which are from World War I, 44 (mainly hospital deaths) forming a war graves plot, and 32 from World War II whose graves are dispersed around the cemetery.[7] Locksbrook Cemetery is the final resting place of:

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Coordinates: 51°23′10″N 02°23′12″W / 51.38611°N 2.38667°W / 51.38611; -2.38667