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Burial order books

Although we don't hold the original Parish Registers, the Abbey kept Burial Order books from 1813 to 1995, which you may find just as useful, as these record information not always found in the Registers. The Burial Order books may contain the following information:

  • Date of death

  • Name

  • Occupation

  • Abode at time of death

  • Age

  • Date of burial

  • Location of the grave

  • Names of the undertaker and officiating minister

  • Fees and charges

Please note that apart from the above details recorded in the Burial Registers the archives generally do not have biographical information of people buried in the Abbey or the Abbey cemetery. Also, burials only took place in the Abbey itself until February 1845. After this date all burials took place in the Abbey cemetery.