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Quorn Village Graves

There are two graveyards in Quorn. One is attached to the Parish Church (Saint Bartholomew’s), and one is attached to the Baptist Church on Meeting Street.

In 1981 the Women's Institute took part in what was a national initiative and recorded all the grave memorials in Saint Bartholomew's and the Baptist Church. These were hand-written documents.

Using these documents, and with visits to each graveyard, we have transcribed the inscription on each gravestone and this information is available for you to download.

Two useful things to be remembered are:

  • Many burials did not have stone memorials - they were very expensive.
  • As with any transcript, the gravestone transcripts must be regarded as a secondary source of information and strictly speaking should be verified back to the primary source, ie the memorial itself.

Saint Bartholomew's Churchyard

The Women's Institute 1981 grave memorial survey has been transcribed for this section of the website. About half of the entries have been cross-checked back to a partial survey carried out in 1966, and the majority were checked back to the monuments themselves in 2002. Corrections and notes have been made as appropriate. Note that post 1900 graves are recorded with just basic details, ie not full transcripts.

The transcriptions cover only the ‘closed churchyard’. In 1902 an additional area was purchased and consecrated in 1933 – this is still in use and open for current burials. None of the graves in the open area are recorded here.

In addition to the gravestones, the interior of the church contains many memorial plaques and references both in the main part of the church and also in the Farnham Chapel. Transcription details are available below. Please note that the Farnham Chapel is still owned by the Farnham family and is therefore not usually open to the public.

There are approximately 780 monuments in the Saint Bart's churchyard, and also some in Saint Bart's Church. Several documents are available detailing these:

Grave entries are labeled with a key to where the grave is located in the churchyard. The area has been nominally divided into a number of regions - A to G and the church itself:

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view the overall geographic key - download key
section map - download section A
section map - download section B
section map - download section C
section map - download section D
section map - download section E
section map - download section F
section map - download section G
section map - download section CH (church area)

 Photographs of Saint Bartholomew's churchyard Photographs are available of Saint Bartholomew's churchyard.

Baptist Churchyard

The Women's Institute 1981 grave memorial survey for the Baptist Church was carried out entirely by Miss Nancy Dexter of Quorn. The result is a wonderful document containing a lot of additional information. Some of this has been added as notes to individual grave stone entries on the web site file transcription.

The first part of the Chapel was built in 1770 and the earliest date appearing on a stone is 1779. There are approximately 180 grave memorials. Some of the stones (particularly those in Area B) have been moved to the perimeter.

Post 1900 graves are recorded with just basic details, ie not full transcripts. Transcription details are available as a PDF file:

download Quorn Baptist Church Grave Transcriptions.
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File entries are labeled with a reference to where the grave is located in the graveyard. The site has been nominally divided into four areas - A to D. Scans of hand-drawn documents showing grave positions are available:

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view the overall geographic key - download key
view section map - download section A
view section map - download section B
view section map - download section C
view section map - download section D

 Photographs of Quorn Baptist churchyard Photographs are available of Quorn Baptist churchyard.

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