Nightingale Cemetery (Godalming Old Cemetery)

Deanery Road, Godalming, Surrey

Nightingale Cemetery was opened in 1857 to relieve the pressure on the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul. After one hundred and forty years of use, it was closed in 1998 to new burials, other than to residents of Busbridge or Godalming. Burials for people outside of the town are allowed at Eashing Cemetery which opened in 1900. These are also known as the old and new cemeteries respectively. Both cemeteries are operated jointly by Busbridge Parish Council and Godalming Town Council. The cemetery commands very nice views over the town of Godalming and the surrounding countryside. The now-deconsecrated chapel is home to a charity providing skill training for young people.

There are 8 First World War military burials in the cemetery. The grave of Charles Burchatt and family is shown in the right hand photograph.

Nightingale Cemetery Nightingale Cemetery Burchatt family grave at Nightingale Cemetery

Those known to have been buried here:

Richard Twycross, age: 90 burial date: 22/8/1874

Charles Burchatt, age: 59, burial date: 16/9/1875

Harriet Burchatt, age: 65, burial date: 9/1/1880

Helen Fanny Louise Wyeth, age: 4, burial date: 10/10/1887

Edward Burchatt, age: 42, burial date: 6/11/1889

Daniel Wyeth, age: 84, burial date: 21/2/1890

Charles Burchatt, age: 56, burial date: 14/3/1890

John Twycross, age 46, burial date: 24/3/1891

Sarah Twycross, age: 54, burial date: 2/4/1891

Mary Ann Burchatt, age: 69, burial date: 27/10/1892

Charlotte Wyeth, age: 82 burial date: 27/6/1902

Elizabeth Wyeth, age 66, burial date: 27/10/1910

George Wyeth, age: 72, burial date: 27/11/1914

Mary Ann Burchatt, age: 80, burial date: 30/1/1922

George Edward Wyeth, age: 70, burial date: 3/4/1937

Daniel Charles Wyeth, age: 71, burial date: 17/5/1940

Mary Ann Matilda Wyeth age: 81, burial date: 17/4/1950