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Brief description of site

Bedworth Cemetery is a municipal cemetery designed by George Taylor of Coventry, architect and surveyor. The roughly three-hectare site is approximately triangular-shaped, and is bounded to the south-east by Coventry Road. The site is generally level with views north-east to the tower of the parish church, and south-east to Coventry Road. Features include a number of entrances, several groups of specimen trees, a promenade and a war memorial.

Brief history of site

The land for the cemetery was purchased in January 1873, and plans were drawn by George Taylor from September of that year. The plans produced were accepted, with the amendment that the Nonconformist chapel should be built in brick rather than iron as first proposed. The cemetery was consecrated on 5 November 1874.

Location information:

Address: Bedworth Cemetery, 120 Marston Lane, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 9AD

Locality: Bedworth

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Nuneaton and Bedworth

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP358868
Latitude: 52.478 Longitude: -1.47433

Directions:

South of Nuneaton, east of the A444

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use. It is open daily from 9 am.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: 1874

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3

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