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Nightingale Cemetery Godalming Surrey

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Date: 1857 [unknown]
Location: Godalming, Surreymap
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Cemetery name: Nightingale Cemetery

Address: Deanery Rd, Godalming GU7 2PG

GPS Coordinates: 51.1928165,-0.6109465

Maps of grave locations:

Burial Records: Burial records for Eashing Cemetery and Nightingale Cemetery. Records for Nightingale Cemetery begin with an N, those for Eashing with an E.

Godalming Roll of Honour:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission listing for the cemetery:


Nightingale Cemetery is located in Deanery Road, between Godalming and Farncombe. There is on-street parking in Deanery Road and other nearby streets, though some get very full.

The cemetery opened for burials in 1857, and is still open for burials but was getting full by the 1890s, so Eashing Cemetery opened in 1900 and is the site of the majority of burials in the area from then on.

There are two famous people commemorated in Nightingale Cemetery. One is John George ("Jack") Phillips, radio operator on the Titanic, who died at sea and his body was not recovered for burial. He also has a plaque at St John's Church where he was a chorister, and a memorial garden and cloister in Godalming, the latter paid for by donations from the public after the disaster in gratitude for his bravery.

The second famous person is actually buried there - Peter Warlock, an English classical composer.

Some other interesting characters here include Chauncy Hare Townshend, a published poet who was an enthusiastic collector of art &c and proponent of mesmerism; James Webster who helped set up the Anti Corn Law League in Manchester before moving south; Charles Robertson, a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and engraver who travelled widely in Europe and the Middle East; Emily (Blunden) Walford, who went out to Van Diemen's Land as a young woman and married there in 1843 before later returning to England with her husband; James Inskipp, who became a successful artist after retiring from the commissariat, and Maria Murray, daughter of the London publisher John Murray, who worked with Byron, Scott and Jane Austen.

There are eight identified casualties of the First World War buried here. Others who are commemorated but not buried here: Edgar Walker, Charlie Timberley, Sergeant E. Suter.

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