The 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 Farnham St Andrew.
Hale St John the Evangelist became a separate parish in 1845, a daughter church of St John: Upper Hale St Mark is opposite the cemetery.
Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):
Opened 1872, 4 acres, 2 chapels.
Transferred from Waverley BC to Farnham TC 2006. 01252 823193.
Meeting at Hale church 4 Apr 1871. Plot adjacent to Bishops School in Hungry Hill donated by War Office. Sidney Stapley architect. Borrowed £1000 but total cost came to £1150. Consecrated by Bishop of Winchester 1 Nov 1872.
Burial Board transfer to council 27 Jul 1926.
SHC 7093/1/1/45 burial register 1872-1882 records:- number, name, description, age, place of death (Hale or Union or other parish), burial date, minister, grave no, consecrated unconsecrated, if from external parish.
1931 newspaper report says a man and a boy employed here. Area of 4 acres in 1947, all cemetery. Original area by road plus modern block behind wall at rear.
Visited 2004. Area by road includes fenced off derelict chapels and a small number of memorials, many in poor condition. Modern area behind this is a typical municipal rectangle with no plantings and very ordinary memorials in rows. It is quiet however and surrounded by hedges.
WSFHS holds only war grave information for Upper Hale Cemetery.
The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around has around 1017 names for Farnham St Andrew ranging from the mid 1700s to the 1930s, and just over 520 entries for Hale St John.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10(Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for
WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI - 2nd edition 2009) has Baptismal records for: St.Thomas on The Bourne from 1874-1876;
WSFHS CD24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms) has Baptismal records for the Farnham Bible Christian Circuit from 1839-1874.
WSFHS CD42(Ancient Parishes in the Farnham District) has Baptismal records for Farnham St Andrew from 1539 to 1840 and Burial records from 1539 to 1840.
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Hale is a locality in Farnham a (civil) parisha Civil Parish is the bottom most tier of local government in England Sometimes called Town Councils in urban areas
[NB Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different systems of local government] in the Waverley district of Surrey.
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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