Following on from the opening of Nottingham's Church Cemetery in 1856, the first burial took place at Basford Cemetery in 1875.
|First page of the 1876 Burial Register of Basford Cemetery|
|Basford's Nottingham Road - home to Basford Cemetery (copyright Alan Murray-Rust)|
Basford's burial registers are very detailed and include:-
- Name of person buried
- Description of person buried (e.g. "wife of -", occupation of "child of -")
- Age of person buried
- Place where death occurred (note that this is not always a person's residence; a death certificate should be ordered to confirm)
- Date of burial
- Name of the person performing the funeral ceremony
- Grave number and plot
- Tick or cross to note whether the burial took place in consecrated or unconsecrated ground.
|A close-up of the burial register showing 11-14 April 1876|
|Monument to Henry Finn|
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