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The Old Cemetery is located in Cemetery Road, off Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 7NN. Parking is available in Cemetery Road or in Hill Lane. There are no public toilets and parts of the cemetery are overgrown. The burial records are held at the Southampton Council Burial and Bereavement Services at Bugle Street but a duplicate set including maps of burial plots is held at the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on The Common [about 10 minutes walk away]. Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery is a voluntary group of conservationists who research the history and assist visitors to locate family graves. FoSOC take guided walks to show the general and social history; some walks are to show the rich diversity of wildlife. The walks include shipwreck and maritime, military, worthies of the town and Titanic. Visitors can contact Hawthorns 023 8067 1921 to request to be placed on a free events mailing list or obtain details of walks from FoSOC on 023 80349414 email; firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.fosoc.org
Famous persons buried include Charles Barr, America Cup yachtsman, General Rosas of Argentinia [exhumed in 1989 and returned to his homeland], Edward Askew Sothern, famous comedy actor etc. There are 44 headstones associated with the Titanic and memorials to famous shipwrecks including the Douro, the Rhone and the Wye as well as a First World War memorial to Belgian soldiers who died at Royal Victoria Hospital Netley and at other local hosptals.