Shipston on Stour Cemetery
Shipston on Stour Cemetery which dates from the Imperial period onwards. It is located 700m north east of Willington.
1 Cemetery on grid plan with Grade II Listed chapels and good 19th century planting. Recommended for inclusion on Local List.
2 Burial board established 1863, cemetery structures designed by architect M H Knight of Cheltenham who had previously worked on Malvern cemetery (designs similar). Knight’s chapels form a centrepiece for the grid plan, with its abundant planting of specimen trees and shrubs undertaken by a board member (Jennings). Perhaps the most effective small 19th century cemetery in the county. Extended westwards c1900. Well maintained and retains a lodge with resident sexton. [Photo included].
3 Shown on OS 1:10560 1886 Sht Warks 53SE.
4 The OS 1:10560 1924 Sht Warks 53SE does not show the westward extension as having taken place by that date.