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The Old Cemetery

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Address: Cemetery Lane, Southampton, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 833605
Description: Consecrated in 1843, this is one of England's earliest municipal...
Consecrated in 1843, this is one of England's earliest municipal cemeteries, and is a well-established stop on the graveyard "hunters" trail.
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Fascinating

This is a haven of quiet with all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies, old tombstones, and wildlife. It's a bit ramshackle in places, but that adds to the atmosphere. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a haven of quiet with all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies, old tombstones, and wildlife. It's a bit ramshackle in places, but that adds to the atmosphere. It's just pleasant strolling among the remnants of others' lives, reading their memorials.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited the next morning after having spent the previous day travelling 600 miles across Ireland/Britain. It was a perfect place to slowly walk around, lost in thoughtful solitude and peace.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Southampton old cemetery has some of the oldest graves in Southampton. It's a charming place which is kept clean by the Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery, a voluntary group who do tours of the cemetery and can tell you about it's most famous occupants. The Hawthorns Centre nearby has a list of names who have been buried there. Very helpful... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My fiancee and I went looking for Titanic related memorials and it proved interesting and challenging! Any with a blue marker are titanic related, though the site is bigger than it looks.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've visited the Old Cemetery a few times over the years doing ancestral research. It's a lovely peaceful place and an interesting reflection of Southampton's history containing the graves of ordinary folk and city dignitaries as well as some rather splendid memorials. Being adjacent to Southampton Common (an area of Special Scientist Interest) has given the Cemetery ecological importance and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My family and I always walk around the ground of this cemetery with the dog around Christmas time. It's nice place to finish a walk after being in the Common. Very picturesque!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Many lives were lost on the Titanic, in war, and due to natural causes. What I find intriguing about this ancient cemetery is that it seems to have been the practice to bury family members in one site/grave. Was this to save land or for some other reason? Take a look at the dates, headstones and the written words, and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Firstly a cemetery is not part of my usual hang outs but this is no ordinary cemetery. It's steeped in history especially the WW era and has strong links to the Titanic disaster. Dogs are also allowed to wander round with you.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Partly a history lesson and partly a haven for wildlife. The cemetery is zoned which are mown or strimmed seasonally so that there are always some areas where the memorials are clearly visible. These are fascinating; walking round with a smart phone researching different people or events is irresistible. Many memorials refer to those who lost their lives at sea... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely place for a stroll. It's very overgrown in places which really adds to the atmosphere. Wonderful old gravestones and lush vegetation. I look forward to returning for one of their walks.

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