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Bedfordshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards of Bedfordshire

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The aim of this project is to gather together information regarding cemeteries and graveyards in the county which either have available transcriptions or have been photographed and transcribed.


Please update the project by adding links to any available monumental inscriptions or pages where images of the graves/cemeteries can be seen - mostly Billion Graves or Find a Grave.

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Sources

The Monumental Inscriptions

In 1907 Arthur Weight Matthews of Luton began to record gravestone inscriptions and by 1916, when he left the County, he had filled 17 notebooks with transcripts.

Bedfordshire Borough Council off an Enquiry and Research Service -

  • AWM Arthur Weight Matthews, produced 1907-1916, indexed (photocopies of the volumes held by the Society of Genealogists), available in the searchroom at ref: CRT 120/15/15/1-17.
  • LHC LH Chambers, produced 1917 - 1923, indexed, available in the searchroom at ref: CRT 120/15/1-14.
  • FHS Family History Society; most are indexed, available in the searchroom pamphlet boxes under ref: 130/---.
  • Pl Women's Institute and County Planning; arranged alphabetically by surname and then in approximate date order, they are held as bound copies on the searchroom selves ref: 130/---.
  • BMS Bedford Modern School; alphabetical lists by surname contain the relevant information but are not full transcripts.
  • OC Other contributors; styles vary see notes at their Monumental inscriptions page.

Places marked § are included in this listing. Please contact the archives for specific details.

Source to watch

List of Towns

The following list will probably need refining as not all places have cemeteries

Links to pages that have no entries are marked ✘.

Those links with records have no ✘ (blank, or the number of entries in some instances).

Ampthill

  • Ampthill (St. Andrew) Churchyard §

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 12 records

Find a Grave

  • Ampthill Quaker Graveyard § Dunstable Road
  • Ampthill Wesleyan burial ground §, Woburn St
  • Houghton Park Estate

Find a Grave

  • St. Andrew's Ampthil

Find a Grave 2nd page

Arlesey §

  • Arlesey (St. Peter) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 15 records

Find a Grave

Aspley Guise §

  • Apsley Guide (St. Botolph) Churchyard Exrension

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 4 records

Find a Grave

Astwick §

  • Astwick (St. Guthlac) Church

"The church of St. Guthlac is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and western tower containing one bell: and in the church are monuments to the Cokayne and Fossey families: there are 140 sittings. The existing register dates from the year 1718. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898"

Barton §

Barton in the Clay/ Barton-le-Clay

  • Barton in the Clay (St. Nicholas) Church

Battlesden §

  • St Peter and All Saints Churchyard

.Find a Grave

Bedford

  • Bedford Baptist Chapel Mill Street §
  • Bedford Bunyan Meeting §
  • Bedford Cemetery also known as Foster Hill Road Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 211 records

Find a Grave

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

  • Bedford Cemetery and Crematorium Norse Road, Renhold

Find a Grave

  • Bedford Greyfriars, Friars Minor

Find a Grave

  • Bedford Holy trinity §
  • Bedford Howard Chapel §
  • Bedford Moravian Church §
  • Bedford St. Cuthbert §

Find a Grave

  • Bedford St John the Baptist §
  • Bedford St. Leonard §
  • Bedford St Mary §
  • Bedford St Paul §

Find a Grave

  • Bedford St Peter de Merton §
  • Bedford School Chapel
  • Black Friars Churchyard Also known as: Bedford Chapel

Find a Grave

  • Newnham Priory

Find a Grave

Biddenham §

  • St. James

Find a Grave

Biggleswade

  • Biggleswade Baptist Burial Ground §
  • Biggleswade Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

  • Drove Road Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • St Andrew Churchyard §

Find a Grave

Billington §

  • Billington (St Michael and All Angels) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Biscot (Holy Trinirty) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Bletsoe

  • Bletsoe (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Blunham §

  • Blumham Village Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Blunham, Saint Edmund or Saint James

Find a Grave

  • Blunham, St. Owen

The Church Monuments Society

Bolnhurst§

  • Bolnhurst St. Dunstan's Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Bromham §

  • Bromham Churchyard

Find a Grave

  • St. Nicholas Churchyard

Find a Grave

Caddington

  • Caddington (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Campton

  • Campton (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Campton and Shefford Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Cardington

  • Cardington Cemetery and Churchyard §
  • Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • St. James Church

Find a Grave Page

Carlton §

  • Carlton (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Carlton Baptist Chapelyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Chalgrave §

  • Chalgrave (All Saints) Church

Billion Graves Page

Chellington §

  • Chellington (St. Nicholas) Church

Clapham §

  • Clapham (St. Thomas of Canterbury) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Clifton §

  • Clifton (All Saints) Churchyard

Find a Grave

  • Clifton (All Saints) New Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grace

  • Clifton Baptist Chapelyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Clophill §

  • Beadlow Priory

Find a Grave

  • Clophill (St. Mary) Churchyard and Extension

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

  • Clophill, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard

Find a Grave

Cockayne Hatley §

  • Cockayne Hatley (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Colmworth §

  • Colmworth (St. Denys) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Cople §

  • Cope (All Saints) Church

Find a Grave

Cranfield

  • Cranfield Independent Baptist §
  • Cranfield Merchats Lane Burial ground §
  • Cranfield (St. Peter and St. Paul) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Dean

  • Dean United Reformed Church §
  • Church of All Saints, Upper Dean
  • Dean (All Hallows) Church
  • The United Reform Church, Dean

Dunstable §

  • Dunstable Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Dunstable Priory Also known as: Priory Church of St Peter Churchyard

Billion Graves

Find a Grave

  • Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

8 http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/bedfordshire/whipsnade-tree.htm

Dunton §

  • Dunton Cemetery

Find a Grave

Eastcotts §

Eaton Bray §

  • Easton Bray Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Eaton Bray, St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard

Find a Grave

East Hyde

  • Holy Trinity Churchyard

Billion Graves Page 1 ✘ Billion Graves Page 2 ✘

Eaton Socon §

Now in Cambridgeshire

  • Easton Socon Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Eaton Socon (St. Mary) Churchard

Find a Grave

East Hyde §

  • East Hyde (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Edworth §

  • Edworth (St. George) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Eggington §

  • Eggington (St. Michael) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Elstow §

  • Elstow, St Mary and St Helena Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

The Church Monuments Society

Eversholt §

  • Eversholt (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Everton §

  • Everton (St. Mary) Churchyard

Find a Grave

The Church Monuments Society

Eyeworth §

  • Eyeworth (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

The Church Monuments Society]

Farndish §

  • Farndish (St. Michael's) Church

Felmersham §

  • Femersham Radwell Methodist Chapel §
  • Felmersham (St. Mary) Church

Flitton §

  • Flitton (St. John the Baptist) Church
  • De Grey Mausoleum

The Church Monuments Society

Flitwick §

  • Flitwick Church Burial Ground Also known as: Flitwick Ss Peter and Paul, St Peter & St Paul, Ss Peter & Paul Flitwick

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • St. Peter's Church

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

Goldington §

  • Goldington (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 2 records

Find a Grave

Gravenhurst

  • Gravenurst (St. Giles) Churchyard High Street

Find a Grave

Find a Grave 2nd page

  • Gravenhurst, St Marys Churchyard

See also Lower Gravenhurst below

Find a Grave

Great Barford §

  • Great Barford (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Harlington §

  • Harlington Burial Ground

Find a Grave

  • Harlington Cemetery

Billion Graves Page

  • Harlington (St. Mary the Virgin) Church Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave


Find a Grave 2nd page

  • Harlington (St. Peter and St. Pauls) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Harrold §

  • Harrold (St Peter and All Saints) Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

  • Harrold (St Gregory) Parish Church

Find a Grave

Haynes §

  • Haynes (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Heath and Reach §

  • Heath and Reach Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Henlow §

  • Henlow (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave


Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

Higham Gobion §

  • Higham Gobion (St. Margaret) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Hockliffe §

  • Hockliffe (St. Nichiolas) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Holwell §

  • Holwell (St. Peter) Church

Houghton Conquest §

  • Houghton Conquest (All Saints) Church

Houghton Gildable

  • Houghton Gildable (All Saints) Church

Houghton Regis §

  • Houghton Regis (All Saints) Churchyard

Billion Graves

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Houghton Regis Baptist Churchyard

Find a Grave

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

  • Houghton Regis Cemetery

Find a Grave

Hulcote §

  • Hulcote (St. Nicholas) Church

Husborne Crawley §

  • Husborne Crawley (St. James) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 3 records

Find a Grave

Kempston §

  • Kempston (All Saints) Churchyard

Billion Graves Page

Find a Grave

  • Kempston Cemetery Green End Road

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 63 records

Find a Grave

Kensworth §

  • Kensworth (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 1 record

Keysoe §

  • Keysoe (Brook End) Baptist Chapelyard, Bolnhurst and Keysoe §

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Knotting §

  • St Margaret of Anticoh

Find a Grave

Langford §

  • Langford (St. Andrews) Churchyard Church Street

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Leighton Buzzard §

  • Leighton-Linslade (Leighton Buzzard) Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Lidlington §

  • Lidlington Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Lidlington (St. Margaret) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

  • Lidlington Memorial 1914-1919 and 1939-1945

Find a Grave page - ✘ entries but plaque with legible names

Little Barford §

  • Little Barford (St. Denys) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 2 records

Little Staughton §

  • Little Staughton (All Saints') Church

"The Church has only two wall mounted memorials apart the war memorials. These are on the south side of the Chancel. The one nearest to the altar is dedicated to Eleanor Gery who died in 1765 aged twenty-four years. The second is to Wm Hugh Wade-Gery who died in 1870 and his wife Anne Beckingham daughter of John Miles Esq of Beckingham Hall in Lincolnshire."

  • Little Staughton Baptist Church

Lower Gravenhurst §

  • Lower Gravenhurst (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 2 records

Luton §

  • Crawley Green Road Cemetery

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

  • Holy Trinity Biscot Churchyard

Find a Grave


  • Luton Church Burial Ground

Billion Graves

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Luton General Cemetery also known as * Rothesay Road Municipal Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

Find a Grave

  • Luton (St. Mary) Churchyard

Find a Grave

  • St Mary The Virgin

Find a Grave

  • Vale Cemetery and Crematorium Butterfield Green

Billion Graves Page 1 ✘

Billion Grabes Page 2 ✘


Billion Graves Page 3 ✘

Find a Grave

Marston Moretaine §

  • Marston Moretaine (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Maulden §

  • Maulden Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Maulden (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

Melchbourne §

  • Melchbourne, (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list - MI's

Meppershall §

  • Meppershall (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • St Mary the Virgin Churchyard Church Road

Find a Grave

Millbrook §

  • Millbrook (St Michael and All Angels Churchyard) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Milton Bryan §

  • Milton Bryan (St Peter) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Milton Ernest §

  • Milton Ernest (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Moggerhanger §

  • Moggerhanger (St. John the Evangelist) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Northill §

  • Northill (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Oakley §

  • Oakley (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Odell §

  • Odell (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Find a Grave Page 2

Old Warden

  • Old Warden, (St Leonard) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

The Church Monuments Society

Pavenham §

  • Pavenham (St. Peter) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Pertenhall §

  • Pertenhall (St. Peter) Church

Podington §

  • Podington (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave 27 entries

Potsgrove §

  • Potsgrove (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Potton §

  • Potton Baptist Burial Ground §
  • Potton Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Potton (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Pulloxhill §

  • Pulloxhill (St. James) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Ravensden §

  • Ravensden (All Saints) Church

Renhold §

  • Bedford Cemetery and Crematorium Norse Road, Renhold

Billion Graves Page

Find a Grave

  • Renhold (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Ridgmont

  • Ridgmont (All Saints) Old Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave 9

  • Ridgemont Independent Baptist burial ground §

Riseley §

  • Riseley (*All Saints) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Roxton §

  • Roxton, Congregational Church
  • Roxton (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Salford §

  • Salford, (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard
  • St. Mary the Virgin Church

Billion Graves Page

Find a Grave

Sandy §

  • Sandy Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Sandy, (St. Swithin) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Sharnbrook

  • Sharnbrook (St. Peter) Churchyard

Billion Graves Page

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave 1

Shefford Methodist & Baptist Burial Grounds §

Shelton §

  • Shelton (St. Mary the Virgin) Church

Shillington §

  • Shillington (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Silsoe §

  • Silsoe (St. James) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Souldrop §

  • Souldrop (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Southill §

  • Southill (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Stagsden §

  • Stagsden (St. Leonard) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Stanbridge §

  • Stanbridge (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Staploe §

Steppingley §

  • Steppingley (St. Lawrence) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Stevington §

  • Stevington (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Stopsley

  • Stopsley (St. Thomas) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • The Vale Stopsley

Find a Grave

Stotfold §

  • Stotfold Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Stotfold (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Streatley §

  • Streatley(St. Margaret's) Church

Studham §

  • Studham (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Sundon §

  • Sundon (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Sutton §

  • Sutton (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

The Church Monuments Society

Swineshead §

  • Swineshead (St. Nicholas) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Tempsford §

  • Tempsford (St. Peter) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Tempsford Village Cemetery

Find a Grave

Thurleigh

  • Thurleigh (St. Peters) Church Cemetery High Street

Find a Grave

Tilbrook

  • Tilbrook (All Saints) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Tilsworth §

  • Tilsworth (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Tingrith §

  • Tingrith (St. Nicholas) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Toddington §

  • Toddington Cemetery Station Road

Billion Graves Page

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave Toddington Parish Cemetery

  • Toddington (St. George of England) Churchyard Church Square

Billion Graves Page

Find a Grave

Totternhoe §

  • Totternhoe (St Giles of Provence) Church

Turvey §

  • Turvey (All Saints) Churchyard

Find a Grave 37 entries

The Church Monuments Society

  • Turvey Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Turvey Independent Church §

Upper Caldecote

  • Upper Caldecote (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Upper Gravenhurst §

  • Upper Gravenhurst (St. Giles) Church

Upper Stondon

  • Upper Stondon (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Westoning §

  • Westoning (St. Mary Magdelene) Church Cemetery

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Whipsnade §

Wilden §

  • Wilden (St. Nicholas) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Willington §

  • Willington Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Willington (St. Michael) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Wilshamstead or Wilstead §

  • Wilshamstead (or Wilstead) (All Saints) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Woburn §

  • Woburn Abbey

Find a Grave

  • Woburn Avenue Cemetery Also known as: Wolverton Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Woburn Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Woburn (St. Mary) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Woburn Sands §

Woburn Sands is south-east of Milton Keynes itself, near Wavendon. The county boundary between Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire borders the town.'

  • Woburn Sands Quaker Burial Ground §
  • Woburn Sands & Aspley Heath War Memorial Shelton Court, High Street, Woburn Sands

Find a Grave

  • Woburn Sands (St Marys Roman Catholic) Cemetery

Find a Grave - noted as in Buckinghamshire.

  • Woburn Sands (St. Michael) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW 4 records Find a Grave - noted as in Buckinghamshire.

Woodside

  • Woodside (St. Andrew) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Wootton §

  • Wootton (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Find a Grave

  • Wootton (St Mary) Churchyard and Extension

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Wrestlingworth §

  • Wrestlingworth Burial Ground

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

  • Wrestingworth (St. Peter) Churchyard

Find a Grave

Wymington §

  • Wymington (St. Lawrence) Churchyard

Billion Graves Page

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

Yielden §

  • Yielden (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Commonwealth Grave Commission CMGW

Find a Grave

References and Sources