Lower Circular Road cemetery

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Lower Circular Road Cemetery
Lower Circular Road cemetery is located in Kolkata
Lower Circular Road cemetery
Details
Established1840
Location
CountryIndia
Coordinates22°32′52″N 88°21′49″E / 22.547837°N 88.363659°E / 22.547837; 88.363659Coordinates: 22°32′52″N 88°21′49″E / 22.547837°N 88.363659°E / 22.547837; 88.363659
TypePublic
Owned byChristian Burial Board, Kolkata
Size33 acres (13 ha)[1]
No. of gravesc. 12,000
Find a GraveLower Circular Road Cemetery

Lower Circular Road Cemetery, also known as General Episcopal Cemetery, is located on the crossing of Mother Teresa Sarani (former Park Street) and Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road (former Lower Circular Road), Kolkata, India, with its entrance on Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road.[2]

History[edit]

Lower Circular Road Cemetery was established on 1840 and is still operating as a functional cemetery. It contains approximately 12,000 graves including many former British East India Company employees.[3][4] There are two Second World War Commonwealth war graves, of an officer of the British Indian Army and a purser of the BOAC.[5]

Notable graves[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Sarkar. "Burial grounds at city centres may become envy of land sharks". The Economic Times. The Times of India.
  2. ^ a b c "Cemetery Details". indian-cemeteries.org.
  3. ^ "Christian Burial Board". christianburialboardkolkata.com.
  4. ^ "A click of mouse to throw light on burial records". The Times of India.
  5. ^ https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2016702/calcutta-(lower-circular-road)-cemetery,-kolkata/
  6. ^ "Sir William Casement (1778 - 1844) - Find A Grave Memorial". findagrave.com.
  7. ^ "Neil O'Brien, India's first quizmaster, dies". The Hindu.

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