Clevedon Road
Portishead
North Somerset

Telephone: 01934 510608

Cemetery information

Important Update 21st April 2020 – Reopening of memorial grounds 

Following a recent update from the Government regarding the closures of crematorium and cemetery grounds, The CMG are pleased to inform you that our memorial grounds have now re-opened to members of the public.

The CMG would like to politely remind all visitors that social distancing must always be respected within our grounds, ensuring that you remain at least 2 meters apart from other visitors and staff.

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, our offices and other public areas will remain closed until further notice. If you need to contact a member of staff, please use the telephone number provided on our website.

Thank you for your continued support.


 

Officially opened in 1886 with the first registered burial taking place in 1900. The townsfolk believe that the land was used prior to that to bury those who were washed up by the sea and could not be identified.

The original two acre section of the cemetery is home to the graves of over 50 boys who died whilst in the care of the National Nautical School training on the Bristol Training Ship Formidable. Many of the boys who attended the school were either orphaned or sent there as a punishment following a petty crime and died of one of the many communicable diseases that were rife in the early 1900's, falls from the ship or the mast.

A recently added annexe to the original cemetery has ensured that families can still be buried on the same site as their forefathers for many years to come.

Contact with all off site cemeteries should be made via Ebdon Road.

Opening Hours

The Office:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

The Grounds:
Our memorial grounds have now re-opened to members of the public.

The CMG would like to politely remind all visitors that social distancing must always be respected within our grounds, ensuring that you remain at least 2 meters apart from other visitors and staff.

The Memorial Office:
Closed - Available by telephone or email only

The Book of Remembrance Room:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

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