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Mill Road Cemetery

History of Mill Road Cemetery

Designated Building of Local Interest: headstones, memorial and boundary wall

Mill Road cemetery was constructed between 1844 and 1848 to a plan by Andrew Murray, curator of the Botanic Garden in Cambridge. The Gothic chapel built by Scott 1856-8 has been demolished.

The site had been previously used by the University as a cricket ground before Fenner’s was built. This is shown in the map of circa 1850 along with the Barnwell New Chapel that must have been demolished later.

Old University Cricket Ground and Barnwell New Church circa 1850

Copper Weathervane in the form of a cockerel from the chapel of Mill Road cemetery (MoC)

Watch Jo Costin give a short historical tour of the Cemetery for Open Cambridge 2020.



1861 Cemetery Lodge

Charles Simpkin, 50, cemetery porter, b Norfolk

Further Reading


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