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Burnham Road Cemetery, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England



We discovered this graveyard as we were out walking with a friend around Malmesbury.  There are no notices giving any details of whom it belongs to now or in the past.  We read some posts on the 'Malmesbury Now and Then' Facebook group which suggests it was the former burial ground for a few local non-conformist churches - the Methodist, Baptist and Congregational churches.  Another post informs us it is now owned by a Trust and the site is tidied three times a year.

There is no building on the site and on the two occasions we visited, although the grounds were rather untidy, it was mostly just long grass and wild flowers.  If it were neglected it would be full of brambles and old growth and in a lot worse state.  Other photographs we have seen show the grass neat, so we think we must have just timed our visits badly!

As far as we know we have photographed all the gravestones that are currently there but we think there would have been more burials.  Judging by the spaces between the stones there could be many more plots - perhaps they never had stones or maybe they have been removed or fallen flat and the grass grown over them.

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Taken from Hudson Road
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In 2005 the area was rather overgrown
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Looking to the right from the gate
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Looking ahead from the gate
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Looking to the left from the gate
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Following the left edge fence to the back of the plot
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Roughly half way along
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Looking back
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Further along the perimeter, almost to the end
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Looking back again
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Crossing to the other side of the cemetery. This area is the most overgrown part
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Emerging from the overgrown section to the other perimeter wall
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Following the wall back to the entrance
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Glimpses through trees - perhaps these were originally pathways
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And back to in front of the gate again
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Lots of buttercups
More flowers
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