St Mary's Church burial ground, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England

St Mary's Church burial ground
Barnsley
Yorkshire, England

photo of St Mary's Church burial ground

St Mary's Church burial ground, Barnsley


St Mary's church contains gravestones dating from the 17th century up to the 1860s when the municipal cemetery opened for new burials. Unusually the majority of the gravestones are ledger slabs, stones which are laid flat on the ground, and which even form part of the paving around the entrance. Many are intricately carved and are in surprisingly good condition. Those in the grassed areas are often partly concealed beneath turf so the full inscription is hidden. About 70% of the gravestones have been photographed and indexed. The remainder and those inside the church are still to be done.


The GPR holds 185 grave and 552 person records for the burial ground.

The status of the photographing of the burial ground is 70% complete.

There have been 116 requests for photographs from the burial ground.

The latest details for the burial ground were added on 03 August 2014

Cemetery Plan

No cemetery plan is currently available on the GPR.


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