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The Old Cemetery

The Old Court Bassett Wood Drive, Southampton SO16 3PT, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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A good cemetery

Probably one of Southampton's best cemeteries. In the top three, I'd say. Only bested by the... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
justinmO8324QS
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reclaimed by nature.

I visited yesterday (23/5/17) with my camera to get some shots and I was not disappointed! Some of... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
KikitheNerdfighter
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Consecrated in 1843, this is one of England's earliest municipal cemeteries, and is a well-established stop on the graveyard "hunters" trail.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“notice board” (2 reviews)
“rms titanic” (2 reviews)
“gravestones” (10 reviews)
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The Old Court Bassett Wood Drive, Southampton SO16 3PT, England
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Probably one of Southampton's best cemeteries. In the top three, I'd say. Only bested by the cemetery by Southampton Common and the cemetery by Southampton General Hospital - my personal favourite.

Thank justinmO8324QS
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited yesterday (23/5/17) with my camera to get some shots and I was not disappointed! Some of the gravestones/memorials make for very interesting shots and especially if you go when it's overcast. I've attached some of my photos I took.

1  Thank KikitheNerdfighter
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I come from Southampton..but visited the cemetery for the first time a week ago. My intention was to get some atmospheric shots with my camera. I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. This place is amazing, be of no doubt. Large parts of it...More

Thank WriterChappy
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an interesting cemetery just to stroll around - there are interesting grave stones - some of them commemorating Titanic victims, or sailors or local dignatories. They also keep part of the cemetery "fallow" so there are wild flowers, wild garlic, green woodpeckers and...More

Thank jacqueline t
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Although not right in the middle of Southampton the cemetery is a centre for the Dead, as with most cemeteries this place is tranquil and interesting, the gravestones tell short, interesting stories and the lichens are as ancient as the stones.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I walked through the old cemetery on the way to the common - the ground is uneven, subsiding in places and overgrown in other areas... it is somewhere that works, you can get lost in thought and explore the grounds. Quiet to be alone with...More

Thank 101byIain
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have a thing for cemeteries and enjoy wandering around looking at the gravestones and what they have to tell us. Probably due to my profession, I am interested in all things History/Archaeology related. This cemetery is quite large and its organisation demonstrates how it...More

Thank Joana V
Reviewed 25 August 2016

fab place for peaceful walks, great history and have family here. love the nature here to. just an amazing place

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We use this place all the time when I need peace and quiet or if the common is exceptionally busy. Me and dog wander around reading the headstones and following the little paths to see where they lead. Many old graves here including Titanic staff...More

Thank Annie A
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Been to this cemetery many, many times and always find it peaceful and interesting. Having some ancestors buried there, but could not find the graves, I contacted Friends of Southampton Old Common Cemetery group and they not only assisted me by providing the plot number,...More

1  Thank SunnyD1881
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