Ascension Parish Burial Ground

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The former chapel of the Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge.

The Ascension Parish Burial Ground, formerly the burial ground for the parish of St Giles and St Peter's, is a cemetery in Cambridge, England. It includes the graves and memorials of many University of Cambridge academics and non-conformists of the 19th and early 20th century. The cemetery encapsulates a century-and-a-half of the University's modern history, with 83 people with Oxford Dictionary of National Biography biographies. Among those buried here John Couch Adams, the astronomer, is unique in also having a memorial in Westminster Abbey.

History[edit]

The 1.5 acres (0.61 ha) of the burial ground were established in 1857 when extra burial space was needed as the city of Cambridge expanded in Victorian times. The first burial here was in 1869. Today some 2,500 people are buried in about 1,500 plots. Many city and university dignitaries, scientists and scholars are buried here, including and 11 members of the Cambridge Apostles. 83 have biographies in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The cemetery is located just off Huntingdon Road near the junction with Storey's Way in the northwest of Cambridge. The burial ground is a designated City Wildlife Site and is part of the Storey's Way Conservation area.[1] In 2005 the plant species present were catalogued and the site is now managed so as to encourage wildlife and habitat diversity, as well as to care for the graves themselves.[2]

The Friends of the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground aim to protect and enhance the burial ground for the public benefit as a place of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature.[3]

Graves and memorials of notable individuals[edit]

Note: plot numbers, where known, are given in square brackets.

A[edit]

Grave of astronomer John Couch Adams and wife Eliza Adams

B[edit]

Grave of Sir Robert Stawell Ball and wife Lady Frances Elizabeth Ball.

C[edit]

Memorial to Sarah Clackson in Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge.

D[edit]

Gravestone of Sir Francis Darwin, FRS and his daughter Frances Cornford

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

Gravestone of philosopher G.E. Moore OM and wife Dorothy Moore

N[edit]

P[edit]

  • Conrad Pepler[104] Priest, Writer, Editor, Publisher
  • Max Perutz[105] OM, FRS, Molecular Biologist, Nobel Prize winner, Fellow of Peterhouse College, and wife Gisela Perutz; their cremated remains are buried together with his parents Hugo and Dely Perutz.

R[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

V[edit]

W[edit]

Gravestone of Ludwig Wittgenstein, before its restoration in 2015

Darwin family[edit]

Five members of the family of Charles Darwin are interred here: two sons: Sir Francis Darwin and Sir Horace Darwin, two daughters-in-law: Lady Florence Darwin (third wife of Francis) and Lady Ida Darwin (wife of Horace), and a granddaughter: Frances Cornford, the daughter of Francis Darwin by his second wife, Ellen Wordsworth Darwin, née Crofts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conservation Areas". Cambridge City Council. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at "A Cambridge Necropolis" by Dr. Mark Goldie, March 2000, for the Friends of The Parish of The Ascension Burial Ground
  5. ^ John Couch Adams at Find a Grave
  6. ^ Eliza Adams at Find a Grave
  7. ^ Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson at Find a Grave
  8. ^ Lady Jessie Anderson at Find a Grave
  9. ^ Elizabeth Anscombe at Find a Grave
  10. ^ Richard Appleton at Find a Grave
  11. ^ Arthur John Arberry at Find a Grave
  12. ^ Serina Arberry at Find a Grave
  13. ^ Sir Robert Stawell Ball at Find a Grave
  14. ^ Lady Francis Elizabeth Ball at Find a Grave
  15. ^ Arthur Beer at Find a Grave
  16. ^ Charlotte Beer at Find a Grave
  17. ^ Jack Bennett at Find a Grave
  18. ^ Gwyneth Bennett at Find a Grave
  19. ^ Arthur Christopher Benson at Find a Grave
  20. ^ William Henry Besant at Find a Grave
  21. ^ James Bethune-Baker at Find a Grave
  22. ^ Frederick Blackman at Find a Grave
  23. ^ Elsie Blackman at Find a Grave
  24. ^ John Buckley Bradbury at Find a Grave
  25. ^ Jane Bradbury at Find a Grave
  26. ^ Charles Oscar Brink at Find a Grave
  27. ^ Sir Denis William Brogan at Find a Grave
  28. ^ Zachary Nugent Brooke at Find a Grave
  29. ^ Robert Burn at Find a Grave
  30. ^ Jon Burnaby at Find a Grave
  31. ^ Geoffrey Bushnell at Find a Grave
  32. ^ Sir James Cable at Find a Grave
  33. ^ Lady Viveca Cable at Find a Grave
  34. ^ John Walton Capstick at Find a Grave
  35. ^ Neville Chittick at Find a Grave
  36. ^ Richard Chorley at Find a Grave
  37. ^ Sir Dermon Christopherson at Find a Grave
  38. ^ Lady Frances Christopherson at Find a Grave
  39. ^ Sarah Clackson at Find a Grave
  40. ^ Sir William Henry Clark at Find a Grave
  41. ^ Lady Anne Clark at Find a Grave
  42. ^ Sir John Cockroft at Find a Grave
  43. ^ Lady Elizabeth Cockcroft at Find a Grave
  44. ^ Frances Cornford at Find a Grave
  45. ^ Sir Francis Darwin at Find a Grave
  46. ^ Lady Darwin at Find a Grave
  47. ^ Sir Horace Darwin at Find a Grave
  48. ^ Sir Arthur Eddington at Find a Grave
  49. ^ Sarah Eddington at Find a Grave
  50. ^ Winifred Eddington at Find a Grave
  51. ^ Sir James Ewing at Find a Grave
  52. ^ Lady Ellen Ewing at Find a Grave
  53. ^ Sir James Frazer at Find a Grave
  54. ^ Lad Lilly Frazer at Find a Grave
  55. ^ Roberto Gerhards at Find a Grave
  56. ^ Poldi Gerhard at Find a Grave
  57. ^ Henry Melvill Gwatkin at Find a Grave
  58. ^ Lucy De Lisle Gwatkin at Find a Grave
  59. ^ Reginal Hackforth at Find a Grave
  60. ^ Lily Hackforth at Find a Grave
  61. ^ William Emerton Heitland at Find a Grave
  62. ^ Margaret Heitland at Find a Grave
  63. ^ Ernest William Hobson at Find a Grave
  64. ^ Seline Hobson at Find a Grave
  65. ^ Walter William Hobson at Find a Grave
  66. ^ Frederick Gowland Hopkins at Find a Grave
  67. ^ Lady Jessie Ann Hopkins at Find a Grave
  68. ^ "Casualty Details: Hopkinson, Bertram". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  69. ^ Bertram Hopkinson at Find a Grave
  70. ^ Mariana Hopkinson at Find a Grave
  71. ^ Tristram Frederick Croft Huddleston at Find a Grave
  72. ^ Bessie Huddleston at Find a Grave
  73. ^ Arthur Hutchinson at Find a Grave
  74. ^ Evaline Hutchinson at Find a Grave
  75. ^ Henry Jackson at Find a Grave
  76. ^ Sir Richard Jebb at Find a Grave
  77. ^ Lady Caroline Lane Jebb at Find a Grave
  78. ^ Courtney Stanhope Kenny at Find a Grave
  79. ^ Emily Kenny at Find a Grave
  80. ^ Gertrude Kenny at Find a Grave
  81. ^ Agnes Kenny at Find a Grave
  82. ^ Sir Horace Lamb at Find a Grave
  83. ^ Lady Elizabeth Lamb at Find a Grave
  84. ^ Edward Hubert Linfoot at Find a Grave
  85. ^ George Downing Liveing at Find a Grave
  86. ^ Henry Richards Luard at Find a Grave
  87. ^ Alexander Macalister at Find a Grave
  88. ^ R.A. Stewart Macalister at Find a Grave
  89. ^ Sir Donald Macalister at Find a Grave
  90. ^ Sir Desmond MacCarthy at Find a Grave
  91. ^ Norman McLean at Find a Grave
  92. ^ Alfred Marshall at Find a Grave
  93. ^ Sir Charles James Martin at Find a Grave
  94. ^ Edith Martin at Find a Grave
  95. ^ "Casualty Details: Matthew, Arthur Gordon". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  96. ^ Arthur Gordon Matthew at Find a Grave
  97. ^ John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor at Find a Grave
  98. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/344347/MICHELL,%20ROBERT%20WILLIAMS
  99. ^ Sir Geoffrey Fitzhervey de Montmorency at Find a Grave
  100. ^ George Edward Moore at Find a Grave
  101. ^ Hugh Frank Newall at Find a Grave
  102. ^ George Ernest Newsom at Find a Grave
  103. ^ Alfred Newton at Find a Grave
  104. ^ Conrad Pepler at Find a Grave
  105. ^ Max Perutz at Find a Grave
  106. ^ Sir Leon Radzinowicz at Find a Grave
  107. ^ Arthur Stanley Ramsey at Find a Grave
  108. ^ Mary Agnes Ramsey at Find a Grave
  109. ^ Frank Plumpton Ramsey at Find a Grave
  110. ^ Frank P. Ramsey at Find a Grave
  111. ^ William Halse Rivers Rivers at Find a Grave
  112. ^ Walter William Rouse Ball at Find a Grave
  113. ^ John Edwin Sandys at Find a Grave
  114. ^ Sir Charles Henry Sargant at Find a Grave
  115. ^ Charlotte Scott at Find a Grave
  116. ^ Eliza Nevin at Find a Grave
  117. ^ The Times obituary, 18 August 1947.
  118. ^ Walter William Skeat at Find a Grave
  119. ^ Lucy Joan Slater at Find a Grave
  120. ^ Lucy Slater at Find a Grave
  121. ^ Vincent Henry Stanton at Find a Grave
  122. ^ Joseph Peter Stern at Find a Grave
  123. ^ Stubbs at Find a Grave
  124. ^ Margaret Stubbs at Find a Grave
  125. ^ Charles Taylor at Find a Grave
  126. ^ Harold McCarter Taylor at Find a Grave
  127. ^ Henry Martyn Taylor at Find a Grave
  128. ^ Eliza Taylor at Find a Grave
  129. ^ Sir Alfred St Valery Tebbitt at Find a Grave
  130. ^ Augustus Arthur Vansittart at Find a Grave
  131. ^ Arthur Woollgar Verrall at Find a Grave
  132. ^ Margaret Verrall at Find a Grave
  133. ^ Sir Percy Henry Winfield at Find a Grave
  134. ^ Denys Winstanley at Find a Grave
  135. ^ John Wisdom at Find a Grave
  136. ^ Ludwig Wittgenstein at Find a Grave
  137. ^ [3]
  138. ^ Charles Wood at Find a Grave
  139. ^ Charlotte Georgina Wood at Find a Grave
  140. ^ William Aldis Wright at Find a Grave

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Coordinates: 52°13′03″N 0°06′00″E / 52.2176°N 0.1001°E / 52.2176; 0.1001