Shipston on Stour Cemetery

Description of this historic site

Shipston on Stour Cemetery which dates from the Imperial period onwards. It is located 700m north east of Willington.

Notes about this historic site

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.