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.
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