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 Godalming St Peter and St Paul.
Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):
Nightingale road / Deanery road. Opened 1857, closed 1955. 3 acres. 2 chapels and lodge.
First burial 11 May 1857 Agnes Hayward. 5527 recorded burials in 3 acres.
SHC 6846/3, 4 schematic map 1883 includes grave numbers plus burial register numbers and some names. Cemetery area defined here almost full. One unusual aspect is division of graves into Adult / Youth / Infant categories base on size. Grave classes not apparent. At this date some 1700 n/c and 2900 consecrated plots. Chapels non conformist and Episcopal.
www.interment.net has 61 records for the cemetery listed.
WSFHS Root & Branch Vol 32.4 Mar 2006 – Graham Stevens & Alan Benny filming burial registers, 2000 records to date.
Visited 2005 - On a slope, semi urban nice railings gates and kissing gates. Chapels now used as “Skillway” training centre for metal and woodwork for teenagers – benefactors the Haberdashers Company. Nice trees and large bushes, trimmed yews, well kept although grass quite long. Mixed memorials including some Compton. No mausolea, some seats, no public toilets. Nice Lodge now a home.
WSFHS has war grave inscriptions for the Nightingale Road Cemetery
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 Godalming St Peter and St Paul. The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around 1100 names for St Peter and St Paul Godalming. The inscriptions were collected for WSFHS in 1984 by Alan & Kathleen Benny,
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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) has Baptismal records for
WSFHS CD30(Ancient Parishes in the Guildford district) has baptismal records for Godalming St Peter and St Paul for 1582-1840, Marriages for 1583-1837 and Burials for 1583-1840.
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Godalming is 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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