Cemetery Information & Burial Record Search
Kimbolton cemetery was established in the 1850s, when the cemetery at St Andrew’s churchyard was declared closed. The cemetery is in a delightful walled setting and contains a number of mature trees, mainly Wellingtonia, but the centrepiece is a magnificent Lebanon Cypress.
Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council maintains the cemetery in first-class order and has commenced work on a piece of land to the East of the cemetery,which was bought with the intention of providing an extension to the existing cemetery.
Charges are made for burials and memorials and the income from this is used for the upkeep of the cemetery.
Due to constraints on space, burials in the cemetery are normally restricted to residents of the village, or those who have lived in the village for at least half of their lives. However, the Council is prepared to give consideration to relaxing this rule in special circumstances and you are advised to write to the Clerk outlining the reason(s) for requesting burial in Kimbolton. Where burial of non-residents is agreed, quadruple fees are charged and non-residents are not permitted to purchase exclusive right of burial.
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Headstones & Memorials
Please note that prior approval from the Council must be sought before any headstone or memorial is placed in the cemetery. Images of the deceased are not permitted on memorials or graves.
Above shows a picture of the Cemetery Plan from 1858 showing consecrated areas The original of this document may be inspected at County Archives, Huntingdon Library, Princes St.,Huntingdon and is lodged under reference 5434
Click below to view a memorandum detailing the cost of creating the cemetery in 1858. The original of this may also be viewed at County Archives, Huntingdon Library.
Cemeteries can be dangerous places, particularly where old headstones become unstable. In Kimbolton we are arranging for a Health and Safety inspection of all headstones and any which do not meet the requirements will be laid flat. Nevertheless, please take care when in the cemetery and certainly do not allow your children to be there unsupervised.
To the right a picture of Kimbolton’s hand-drawn hearse, introduced in the mid-1800s to enable coffins to be transported from the church to the cemetery along the narrow footpath, Carnaby. The hearse is still available to hire.
Burial Record Search
This feature of our website will help you find the names of people buried in the cemetery and will, hopefully, assist in your family history research. Please just follow the instructions below adding the information requested.
We are most grateful to the Goodliff Fund of Huntingdonshire Local History Society for providing a grant to enable this facility to be introduced.
We should point out that our cemetery was first used in 1858, following the closure of the cemetery at St Andrew’s Church, therefore for information on burials prior to that date you will need to refer to the church authorities.
The photo to the left shows the original 1859 burial plan, showing numbering of graves The original of this document may be inspected at County Archives, Huntingdon Library, Princes St., Huntingdon where it is lodged under reference 5434
Simply enter the surname of the person for whom you are searching and all persons of that name will be displayed. Once you have the names, you can click on them and this will show whatever additional information we have, such as place of death, description (occupation or marital status) and any remarks e.g.’Pauper’.
Remember that names get spelt differently over the years so it may pay you to initiate a search using just the first few letters of the name. For example, if ‘Stephens’ is being searched for, it could have been entered as ‘Stevens’, so just enter ‘Ste’ and all names commencing Ste will be displayed.
You could, of course, just enter ‘S’ and all names starting with ‘S’ will be displayed.
Finally, although I have attempted to be accurate with the entries, mistakes can happen and sometimes it is difficult to read the old records, so if you have any queries by all means contact the Clerk.