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Cobham Cemetery

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West Surrey Family History Society holds war grave information for Cobham Cemetery.

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Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):

River Lane, Tilt Road, Stoke Road. Elmbridge BC, 42 New Zealand Avenue, Walton. 01372 474567. Opened 1885. 6.2 acres.

SHC 3419/roll 99 = plan of extension to burial ground of 2.304 acres including a mortuary., reclassification and numbering of graves.
SHC 3419/9/7 total plan and plan for proposed Stoke D’Abernon. Original area has chapel in 1.505acre plot. It seems likely that there was a second extension to the east.
SHC 7016/1/ fees book with names & plots 1885-1974 includes burial register reference and description of grave = ordinary, in perpetuity, ordinary still born, brick grave in perpetuity. Fees received for burial board, minister, clerk, sexton and fees paid to these categories. Gives name of minister and sexton. 7 Jul 1885 BB 5/- Min 2/- Sexton 7/-6d for ordinary grave. In perpetuity BB 26/-. Stillborn 2/- BB and no minister. Reservations 10/- Fees to minister higher for memorials, vaults etc.
SHC 3419/roll 119 = plan for extension dated Aug 1945. To east as far as river lane 1.851 acres. To west about a further 1.5 acres. Also some filling in to the north. In total a virtual doubling of the area. has pictures and names covering 142 graves.

Visited in 2005 - Found to vary slightly from plans at SHC. Area to the west not developed (still fields) and area to north only opened 2002. Well maintained, good tree planting and well kept, large chapel. Some redwoods. Average memorials in good condition with two sundials complete with copper uprights. No laying down.

South of the chapel there is a large concrete art deco mausoleum circa 40ft by 20ft by 10ft in a low walled triangular plot of circa 50ft by 150ft with a life size bronze of a flying woman at the western apex of the triangle facing the mausoleum. McAlpines – Sir Robin 1993 & Perse, Archibald 1981, Elizabeth Meg 1941, Emma Margaret Flo Chevenick Trench 1941, David Paterson Malcolm & Jane Sular, Maud, etc
Cobham Cemetery is in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Cobham.

West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Cobham St Andrew from 1562 to 1865

WSFHS CD 13(The Elmbridge Collection) has baptismal records for Cobham St Andrew from 1562 to 1565 and 1610 to 1840, Burials from 1562 to 1865 (with gaps) and Marriages from 1562 to 1837

WSFHS CD 15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Cobham St Andrew from 1813 to 1840

WSFHS CD 44(Some Ancient Parishes in the Epsom District) has baptismal records for Cobham St Andrew from 1562 to 1840, and Burial records from 1562 to 1865.

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Cobham is a village in the Elmbridge District of Surrey
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., jr.. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.

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