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Address: The Old Court Bassett Wood Drive, Southampton SO16 3PT, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 833605
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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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Live locally and love this place!

We use this place all the time when I need peace and quiet or if the common is exceptionally busy. Me and dog wander around reading the headstones and following the little paths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We use this place all the time when I need peace and quiet or if the common is exceptionally busy. Me and dog wander around reading the headstones and following the little paths to see where they lead. Many old graves here including Titanic staff who perished in the disaster. Two very pretty building at the entrance of the cemetery... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Been to this cemetery many, many times and always find it peaceful and interesting. Having some ancestors buried there, but could not find the graves, I contacted Friends of Southampton Old Common Cemetery group and they not only assisted me by providing the plot number, they also arranged to meet me there and show me where the graves are! With... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times to visit some old family graves up there and all ways found it a nice quiet peaceful area to walk round. Also a family member contacted someone there about a family grave and they found them very helpful.

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Thank San T
Southampton, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Lots of interesting grave stones here on your way along the main path to the Common. There are many graves from the titanic which are marked with blue sticks. There is also a Commonwealth war memorial.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I took a short walk around the Old Cemetery last week - lots and lots of gravestones! I probably could have spent longer there, but was pushed for time, such a pity to see parts of it very overgrown, I dread to think what it must be like in summer! But other parts are slightly better "kept"

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This cemetery contains amazing history, and makes a great walk while visiting Southampton and the Common. Must see if you have free time while in the area.

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surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Either park in Hill Lane or on the Common,(off the Avenue). As other reviewers show a visit here is both interesting and a pleasure. Several generations of my family are buried here and many families who have been in Southampton for generations may have relatives here they don't know about. There are comprehensive records you can refer to....you might get... More 

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Thank nijari
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I often take a stroll through the cemetery. It is well kept and there is a fair range of World War 1 graves here to visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Whether you're a new or old resident. If you're fascinated by history you must visit the cemetary. Guided tours are available (see notice board by the old lodge). Lovely wild flowers in the summer. Really interesting graves, including a lad who was struck by lightening on the Common and graves of Titantic survivors. Suitable for dogs if kept on lead.

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A lovely walk full of history with usually well kept gardens....very peacefull and connected to the main common to continue your day is lovely.

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