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Cheriton Road Cemetery

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 1856
Location: 51.084481, 1.159563map
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See the category for a listing of people buried in this cemetery.

Cemetery name: Cheriton Road Cemetery; also known as Folkestone Old Cemetery

Address: Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, England

GPS Coordinates: 51.084481, 1.159563

Introduction

Cheriton Road Cemetery is a municipal cemetery in Folkestone, Kent, England. It contains 14,934 numbered graves but only 14,151 of these have been used for burials. There are known to be 26,471 people buried in the cemetery, with an additional 442 remembered on graves but not buried in the cemetery.

Friends of Old Folkestone Cemetery (FOFC)

The ‘Friends’ is a volunteer group formed in January 2016 to protect, preserve, and promote interest in this Victorian cemetery.

The group has its own website and Facebook Group.

The cemetery is on Find A Grave and BillionGraves and the group are adding photos on both sites.

History

The cemetery opened for burials in February 1857, although there was one burial in 1856 (James Pain Clark). The cemetery was extended to the east in 1891, increasing the number of grave spaces by roughly half from 9,867 to 14,934. The number of burials taking place dropped dramatically in 1935, burials from then were mostly in existing family graves and later only interments of ashes in existing family graves.

Maps

FOFC are working to photograph all the graves with memorials (and the scene of unmarked plots if requested) in the cemetery. We have produced maps of the cemetery to aid location of graves and indicate the progress of this exercise.

The maps use Google My Maps and are split into ten maps due to a limit on the number of markers that can appear on a single map. Please right-click (or long-press on a tablet) to open these in a new tab:

Map Link Ground Type Plot(s)
FOFC C1 to C1971 Consecrated 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
FOFC C1972 to C3845 Consecrated 21, 22, 23
FOFC C3486 to C5262 Consecrated 24, 25, 28
FOFC C5263 to C6750 Consecrated 26, 27, 29
FOFC C6751 to C7819 Consecrated 2
FOFC C7820 to C8934 Consecrated 3
FOFC C8935 to C10116 Consecrated 1
FOFC U1 to U1962 Unconsecrated 7, 8, 9, 10 and half of 12 and 13
FOFC U1963 to U3126 Unconsecrated 11, 14, 15, 30 and half of 12 and 13
FOFC U3127 to U4817 Unconsecrated 4, 5, 6

You can click on any marked grave to see who is buried or remembered there. For each person there is a link to their Find A Grave memorial and for each grave there is a link to an Ancestry search (or several searches if a single wildcard search would match other graves).

A growing number of the people on the maps also have links to their WikiTree profiles.

Register of Burials, Register of Graves, Interment Numbers and Grave Numbers

There are two sets of books for the cemetery:

  • The Register of Burials with a record for each person's burial with an Interment Number and a reference to a Grave Number in the Register of Graves.
  • The Register of Graves with a record for each grave listing each person buried in the grave with a reference to their Interment Number in the Register of Burials.

There are eight Register of Burials books:

Register
Book
Last
Interment
Number
First
Burial
Date
Last
Burial
Date
1 3,016 1856-12-05 1874-07-01
2 2,058 1874-07-02 1881-10-19
3 4,000 1881-10-20 1893-11-25
4 4,000 1893-11-26 1903-12-29
5 4,000 1903-12-30 1914-10-16
6 4,000 1914-10-17 1924-10-01
7 4,000 1924-10-02 1939-03-22
8 1,446 1939-03-24 2014-12-22
Total 26,520

Burials have continued since 2014 but are not available on Ancestry.

The entries in the Register of Burials are generally in order of date of burial. During some periods it appears that the entry information was provided by the people carrying out the ceremonies as and when (e.g. weekly), leading to the burials being out of order. At least one burial appears in the register several months after it took place.

The Register of Burials book layout has changed over the years, but each burial entry records the location of the grave by giving:

  • Whether in consecrated or unconsecrated Ground.
  • A Section Letter (A-F), these sections are vaguely defined and don’t really help locate a grave. The same grave seems to have a different section letter over time.
  • A Grave Number (or grave space number). These are mostly unique locations within each of the consecrated and unconsecrated grounds. Consecrated grave numbers are from 1 to 10,116, unconsecrated grave numbers are from 1 to 4,817. To make each grave reference unique the maps use C or U as a prefix (e.g. U2639).
  • An optional grave suffix (A or B). These generally indicate a subsequent burial in a grave, but in 22 known cases indicate an additional grave space added at the end of a row or column of graves, these may or may not be adjacent to the grave without the suffix. These 22 known graves are marked separately on the maps with the suffix (e.g. C6805B).

The first two Register of Burials books also contain a rarely used “No. of Grant” column. In book 2, the printed “No. of Grave” heading has been altered to “No. of Grant” by hand. The “No. of Grant” column is often mistranscribed on Ancestry as the grave number when it has been used.

On later plans of the cemetery it has been split into 30 numbered plots, these are much better defined than the lettered sections. The plot number is also used by the council on their official forms. In most areas of the cemetery these plots are separated by the main paths, or by the original boundary of the cemetery before it was extended. The plot can also change because the density of the grave columns changes (a child vs. adult plot) and some plots span paths (e.g. 12 and 13).

Nearly all the grave headstones in the cemetery face roughly east. The graves are arranged in rows (S to N) and columns (W to E). The graves are numbered sequentially within the plots along the columns from the SE corner. Some of this numbering spans plot boundaries, plots 12 and 13 are especially confusing. Columns can start or end part way into a plot, usually for one of two reasons:

  • Paths around trees at the corners of the plots cutting into the roughly rectangular area.
  • Tapering plots meaning more columns can be added as the plot widens.

The maps are split into blocks of grave numbers within the consecrated and unconsecrated grounds, the splits are at plot boundaries. Most plots are within one of the maps but plots 12 and 13 are both split roughly in half across two maps (at the path they both span).

Plot Listing

Completion status based upon photos on Find A Grave. Last updated 21 May 2021:

Ground Type Plot Num Graves Num Burials Avg Age at Death Num Graves with Burial Num Memorials Only Num Graves with Photo Num Graves with Missing Photo Num Graves Unmarked Num Graves with Error Num Graves Completed Pct Complete Num Burials on WikiTree Pct Burials on WikiTree
Total 14,934 26,471 41.7 14,151 457 7,348 103 7,491 38 14,016 99.0% 1,044 3.9%
C 1 1,182 1,170 1.3 1,036 100 946 1,036 100.0% 40 3.4%
C 2 1,075 2,185 52.4 1,075 39 504 2 593 3 1,070 99.5% 103 4.7%
C 3 1,115 1,971 58.4 1,047 38 583 488 1 1,046 99.9% 71 3.6%
C 16 315 538 54.3 274 3 112 184 274 100.0% 27 5.0%
C 17 521 1,011 50.1 516 22 427 2 131 1 513 99.4% 29 2.9%
C 18 572 942 63.6 550 31 538 38 1 549 99.8% 50 5.3%
C 19 249 419 52.9 229 13 134 3 111 226 98.7% 21 5.0%
C 20 315 600 52.3 315 11 148 3 180 2 311 98.7% 20 3.3%
C 21 915 1,788 1.6 915 20 310 7 643 1 907 99.1% 61 3.4%
C 22 565 961 59.7 557 38 530 57 557 100.0% 36 3.7%
C 23 374 695 49.6 373 17 158 4 227 369 98.9% 36 5.2%
C 24 435 793 57.4 417 17 194 8 243 4 406 97.4% 33 4.2%
C 25 586 1,181 50.2 584 23 506 5 235 4 575 98.5% 59 5.0%
C 26 585 1,198 43.2 576 11 243 10 388 1 565 98.1% 42 3.5%
C 27 510 939 54.6 490 13 179 4 327 3 485 99.0% 44 4.7%
C 28 396 608 1.7 303 2 49 12 257 2 290 95.7% 19 3.1%
C 29 393 589 1.6 301 3 93 11 208 290 96.3% 18 3.1%
U 4 497 927 58.4 497 22 294 222 497 100.0% 39 4.2%
U 5 539 1,054 53.6 500 21 341 167 2 498 99.6% 31 2.9%
U 6 659 873 1.1 656 3 111 552 656 100.0% 26 3.0%
U 7 696 1,477 49.2 695 24 405 3 322 4 688 99.0% 71 4.8%
U 8 366 709 1.3 361 3 52 321 1 360 99.7% 22 3.1%
U 9 317 606 55.4 314 20 273 1 72 4 310 98.7% 14 2.3%
U 10 395 1,126 32.3 388 10 217 19 182 369 95.1% 35 3.1%
U 11 238 363 51.3 188 6 76 113 188 100.0% 14 3.9%
U 12 184 250 1.2 138 1 48 2 96 136 98.6% 8 3.2%
U 13 191 131 2.7 120 37 2 86 2 116 96.7% 2 1.5%
U 14 312 547 66.0 307 20 302 1 28 306 99.7% 22 4.0%
U 15 314 592 61.0 313 17 304 4 30 2 307 98.1% 42 7.1%
U 30 123 228 59.1 116 9 80 44 116 100.0% 9 3.9%


Burials by Plot by Year

Not including burials known to be interments of ashes. Last updated 27 Nov 2020:

Consecrated Unconsecrated Total
Year 1 2 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Total 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 Total
1857 3 1 3 27 9 1 25 1 70 3 2 2 2 1 5 15 85
1858 9 2 30 15 34 90 3 7 4 1 1 16 106
1859 4 2 9 30 19 33 97 3 6 5 1 1 16 113
1860 10 1 5 35 12 34 97 5 4 2 1 4 1 17 114
1861 6 2 4 3 6 44 17 52 3 137 3 5 2 3 1 14 151
1862 2 1 9 46 4 3 12 1 42 120 4 8 5 1 1 5 2 1 27 147
1863 9 36 1 9 1 34 90 10 9 5 2 2 1 29 119
1864 6 2 2 15 45 4 4 10 1 54 143 9 11 5 1 2 28 171
1865 56 8 2 22 2 8 3 10 1 23 31 166 17 11 6 5 4 3 2 48 214
1866 42 8 2 20 1 2 2 12 22 23 134 12 10 10 4 8 3 1 48 182
1867 13 5 5 23 1 5 27 8 44 24 155 17 35 6 1 4 2 5 1 71 226
1868 1 5 8 22 1 8 1 5 39 10 1 33 134 18 16 3 1 1 2 2 2 3 48 182
1869 2 4 8 19 2 6 47 12 1 1 35 11 148 15 36 6 4 1 1 7 70 218
1870 1 6 5 21 60 27 6 5 12 2 33 178 16 41 10 5 8 1 3 84 262
1871 4 7 5 18 36 79 6 10 165 3 54 4 1 17 1 5 1 3 4 93 258
1872 34 4 2 20 33 5 8 106 2 11 7 18 23 2 1 6 70 176
1873 36 4 3 14 34 4 8 1 104 2 6 2 27 38 3 1 2 3 84 188
1874 8 9 4 3 41 1 39 1 10 2 28 146 10 31 5 20 3 3 5 8 85 231
1875 4 2 9 57 1 42 15 3 32 165 28 19 8 2 30 5 5 7 104 269
1876 5 6 3 46 3 47 11 1 36 158 17 6 57 3 3 5 5 6 102 260
1877 8 4 1 44 5 36 13 2 47 160 16 3 37 2 2 1 4 3 68 228
1878 9 4 1 78 3 24 7 106 54 286 24 14 38 1 4 1 1 8 91 377
1879 5 2 1 66 3 40 22 2 46 187 19 11 58 10 10 4 3 4 119 306
1880 1 6 5 1 74 10 37 9 2 38 183 1 12 43 24 5 1 3 5 94 277
1881 7 3 2 61 13 17 13 1 62 179 10 49 35 7 1 2 7 111 290
1882 12 6 4 2 102 17 1 16 8 59 227 15 85 11 4 4 2 27 148 375
1883 5 6 9 3 61 12 2 101 14 213 16 15 52 4 3 2 2 94 307
1884 9 4 2 11 17 2 177 27 249 24 12 57 1 1 5 100 349
1885 12 7 1 2 8 1 17 142 190 32 11 32 1 2 2 80 270
1886 14 6 2 12 8 1 3 182 1 229 58 5 24 1 2 2 3 95 324
1887 10 3 10 21 2 10 158 3 217 88 10 5 1 1 3 2 6 116 333
1888 123 5 2 4 14 3 11 38 4 204 63 8 1 1 2 8 2 85 289
1889 167 5 1 2 15 4 10 21 1 226 65 4 1 1 10 81 307
1890 3 104 8 2 6 9 35 1 2 20 20 210 58 21 2 1 3 1 86 296
1891 24 34 13 10 1 10 60 19 4 5 26 206 2 20 29 38 1 7 3 100 306
1892 82 103 2 10 18 1 1 6 55 2 6 6 1 293 4 1 22 26 20 8 6 1 3 3 1 95 388
1893 97 88 1 1 5 15 3 1 12 32 3 1 7 12 2 280 5 61 3 3 37 1 3 6 2 121 401
1894 84 93 2 4 14 1 22 2 3 6 1 232 36 50 3 9 2 1 1 1 1 3 107 339
1895 93 108 4 5 25 1 2 30 2 1 4 6 2 283 17 53 2 13 2 2 1 2 14 106 389
1896 65 80 4 3 18 1 27 1 1 4 2 3 209 41 48 7 6 2 2 1 2 6 115 324
1897 82 116 2 7 30 1 2 31 6 1 4 282 56 1 52 2 11 2 1 2 7 134 416
1898 90 123 2 2 32 1 1 29 5 2 3 3 293 54 68 2 8 1 4 9 146 439
1899 90 125 8 2 6 28 1 36 1 7 1 305 51 64 6 12 1 1 6 5 2 148 453
1900 71 14 106 2 43 2 32 5 4 1 280 47 1 46 1 10 1 16 122 402
1901 96 15 101 1 6 28 2 1 31 3 8 3 2 297 50 1 60 2 6 1 3 9 2 134 431
1902 83 17 108 5 27 31 1 2 3 3 280 47 1 50 2 3 1 4 11 2 121 401
1903 61 20 93 24 3 25 4 1 2 233 52 73 2 2 3 11 2 145 378
1904 80 11 118 4 37 14 1 1 4 2 272 14 49 48 7 1 2 10 2 133 405
1905 30 48 98 30 19 1 226 9 99 2 3 5 2 3 10 133 359
1906 7 90 108 2 27 1 27 1 1 1 265 18 76 3 4 1 1 9 1 113 378
1907 3 71 109 8 31 2 28 2 1 1 5 261 14 74 2 6 1 7 10 114 375
1908 5 64 98 1 3 28 1 15 1 2 2 24 24 268 10 63 3 4 8 8 96 364
1909 6 7 69 1 1 28 10 2 1 1 1 103 30 260 3 68 2 3 11 1 1 19 3 1 112 372
1910 3 7 68 4 22 1 9 2 3 1 77 30 227 4 43 5 24 2 2 1 2 1 22 9 115 342
1911 2 9 36 2 14 2 1 13 17 8 3 85 56 248 6 66 2 26 2 2 1 16 14 135 383
1912 3 21 17 4 22 1 3 9 113 6 46 245 9 35 6 21 20 6 1 3 22 23 146 391
1913 1 14 9 3 7 13 66 1 6 26 26 4 2 40 218 8 17 2 30 15 4 3 1 29 22 131 349
1914 1 22 15 5 3 12 3 1 7 107 2 1 29 208 6 13 3 56 23 3 15 32 151 359
1915 1 26 9 9 11 10 2 9 3 125 2 1 46 51 305 8 16 51 39 3 1 19 20 157 462
1916 29 9 6 18 11 1 68 3 11 69 2 2 1 57 287 7 5 1 51 29 5 2 1 14 23 138 425
1917 1 26 10 14 14 6 125 3 13 8 6 3 1 52 282 9 10 56 29 4 1 7 2 12 18 148 430
1918 2 13 3 80 24 11 64 4 6 14 9 1 37 268 28 8 44 20 4 21 5 11 14 155 423
1919 1 10 12 98 22 11 30 4 5 1 16 6 1 35 252 1 6 29 24 9 41 1 1 14 7 133 385
1920 1 5 3 43 28 3 12 5 6 33 5 37 39 220 3 7 34 12 8 27 3 10 4 108 328
1921 1 14 8 14 9 10 1 3 22 17 12 110 19 240 3 7 38 16 6 32 6 11 5 124 364
1922 3 15 1 14 8 6 3 28 2 4 4 31 109 63 8 299 6 6 18 15 3 14 24 2 15 3 106 405
1923 44 13 15 7 19 25 7 30 1 23 62 5 251 9 4 16 11 8 45 11 4 10 7 3 128 379
1924 58 9 4 22 10 3 2 31 6 12 5 45 33 13 253 3 4 17 17 8 41 1 3 7 5 4 110 363
1925 75 6 2 17 5 6 2 28 6 5 4 79 11 1 247 7 2 14 11 14 35 1 2 5 4 95 342
1926 1 102 14 46 6 1 2 30 5 2 6 60 5 10 290 2 7 32 1 21 1 16 5 5 4 94 384
1927 134 7 2 5 6 1 31 12 4 2 53 4 7 268 3 3 56 1 47 1 14 2 6 1 2 136 404
1928 1 126 11 1 5 5 2 13 13 1 3 38 1 5 225 22 1 15 4 84 1 6 16 6 155 380
1929 67 63 3 2 3 3 34 32 3 2 6 1 4 223 16 56 39 4 55 8 1 12 4 195 418
1930 3 8 118 1 2 19 1 1 18 4 2 2 2 2 183 37 6 8 14 7 9 1 3 4 89 272
1931 9 142 1 2 13 4 17 2 4 3 8 1 1 207 57 6 4 28 8 2 12 7 5 1 130 337
1932 1 129 3 1 5 1 17 6 5 5 5 4 182 70 13 5 14 7 1 12 1 7 2 132 314
1933 13 93 2 4 2 2 21 5 2 1 3 2 150 16 87 3 7 3 7 3 15 8 5 154 304
1934 43 10 1 9 2 4 17 1 2 5 3 5 102 14 114 5 6 3 4 12 6 2 166 268
1935 17 24 2 7 2 3 6 23 5 2 5 8 1 2 107 2 1 12 3 1 4 1 1 10 23 37 95 202
1936 2 5 1 7 1 1 15 1 4 5 1 1 4 48 3 3 6 5 3 7 1 6 4 2 40 88
1937 3 3 2 5 1 11 3 2 1 6 2 39 1 4 11 2 1 7 7 3 3 39 78
1938 2 4 1 2 3 1 20 2 1 2 1 39 2 7 8 4 1 7 1 3 9 3 3 48 87
1939 4 3 1 3 5 1 1 19 2 2 3 2 46 4 4 3 2 4 6 3 3 29 75
1940 3 5 4 5 1 2 27 2 3 2 1 4 59 5 2 6 1 7 2 5 4 32 91
1941 3 4 3 2 1 1 5 2 1 1 23 1 4 2 4 2 3 1 17 40
1942 4 1 1 3 1 15 2 3 2 32 1 1 2 5 1 4 4 4 22 54
1943 2 2 1 2 1 2 13 1 1 1 1 27 3 4 4 1 4 1 3 1 21 48
1944 5 2 1 2 3 2 6 1 1 2 1 26 1 2 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 16 42
1945 3 4 1 1 3 1 18 1 1 3 1 1 38 2 3 1 1 5 2 4 1 19 57
1946 2 2 4 1 21 2 1 1 34 1 1 1 2 2 8 3 1 2 21 55
1947 2 2 1 2 14 1 1 1 1 25 1 7 7 1 3 2 2 23 48
1948 5 1 3 1 3 1 1 19 2 2 3 41 2 2 4 2 3 1 3 2 1 20 61
1949 2 2 1 1 17 1 3 1 2 30 3 2 2 3 5 2 3 1 21 51
1950 2 2 2 1 2 11 2 3 1 26 1 3 2 1 3 3 1 14 40
1951 1 1 3 14 3 1 1 2 26 4 1 2 4 1 1 2 15 41
1952 2 4 1 5 5 3 2 2 24 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 10 34
1953 1 2 2 1 12 2 1 2 1 24 5 4 3 1 2 1 1 1 18 42
1954 1 2 1 12 1 1 18 2 2 1 2 2 1 10 28
1955 3 1 2 3 1 7 3 1 1 1 23 2 2 6 2 1 5 1 19 42
1956 1 2 2 2 9 1 1 2 20 1 3 3 5 3 2 17 37
1957 2 1 21 3 1 28 2 5 1 1 4 2 1 16 44
1958 2 1 14 1 1 19 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 26
1959 1 1 7 1 1 1 12 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 19
1960 2 1 2 11 1 17 1 2 1 1 1 6 23
1961 2 2 1 12 3 1 1 22 1 1 1 2 1 6 28
1962 1 2 6 1 10 1 4 2 3 10 20
1963 1 1 9 1 12 1 2 1 2 6 18
1964 1 11 1 13 1 2 1 1 5 18
1965 2 4 1 7 5 1 6 13
1966 1 3 1 5 1 5 1 1 1 9 14
1967 1 13 14 2 2 1 1 1 7 21
1968 1 7 1 1 10 1 1 3 5 15
1969 1 3 4 1 4 1 3 2 11 15
1970 1 10 2 2 15 2 1 1 4 19
1971 1 1 3 5 3 1 2 6 11
1972 3 3 1 1 4
1973 3 1 4 4
1974 1 1 1 1 2
1975 1 3 1 1 6 6
1976 4 4 1 1 5
1977 1 1 2 1 1 3
1978 1 2 1 4 1 1 5
1979 1 3 4 1 1 5
1980 1 1 1
1981 1 1 1
1982 1 1 2 2
1984 1 1 1
1985 2 2 2
1986 1 1 1 1 2
1987 1 2 3 3
1988 4 4 4
1995 1 1 1
2003 1 1 1
Total 1,170 2,173 1,948 535 1,007 935 412 597 1,758 953 693 793 1,181 1,193 938 607 587 17,480 919 1,048 866 1,460 707 599 1,098 362 237 129 526 574 223 8,748 26,228




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You did great on your first Cemetery Info Box James. One slight problem was for team= you used Cemeteries of Kent when the WikiTree name is Kent Cemeteries. Not bad for a first try. Mine was AWFUL!!!!! LOL
posted by LJ Russell
Thanks Natalie, I've filled in all the info I can on the Category and added this page to it.
posted by James Sutcliffe