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] originally serving the parishes of Walcot, Weston and St Saviour’s.[2] The cemetery was closed for general use in 1937 with over 30,000 interments there, though additional burials in existing graves continue. Nowadays it is designated as a 'Nature Conservation Site' by Bath and North East Somerset council, its owners.[3]

Listed structures[edit]

There are five Grade II listed structures in the cemetery:

  • Gothic entrance Lodge[1]
  • Main entrance gate piers and boundary walls[4]
  • Twin mortuary chapels (north chapel Church of England, south chapel non-conformist) with bell tower and linking arcade[5]
  • Bronze sarcophagus with angel by Edward Onslow Ford[6]
  • Cross of Sacrifice, amongst World War I graves[7]

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 forming a war graves plot (mainly hospital deaths, many from the nearby Bath War Hospital), and 32 from World War II whose graves are dispersed around the cemetery.[8] 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