The Cemetery, March 6207

March, England, Cambridgeshire, Fenland

Brief Description

Features of March Cemetery include gates, a chapel and various tree plantings.

History

March Cemetery was created in the mid-19th century.

Visitor Facilities

This site is a public cemetery.

Detailed Description

The Cemetery is entered through cast iron gates with stone piers surmounted by large foliated finials, adjacent to a rustic stone lodge all by Stephenson. The chapel and entrance drive are on higher ground which slopes gently away towards the areas for burials. The site is approximately two hectares.

As at Chatteris, the trees, now mature, form a small, but extensive arboretum of the newly introduced exotic species. The limes, copper beeches, giant cedars, cypresses, monkey puzzles, Wellingtonias, golden yews, and Scots pines contrasted with the formal avenue of Irish yews along the drive to the chapel and beyond.

Features
  • Chapel
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  • Gateway
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  • Drive
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This site is a public cemetery.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • March
History

Detailed History

March Cemetery, in Station Road, to the north of the town, was laid out in 1867 with a Cemetery Chapel and Mortuary spanned by a bell turret surmounted by an ashlar faced spire designed by G. W. Stephenson. From a distance the building looks like a parish church situated within a large graveyard.

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust