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What a beautiful place this is as a final resting place for unfortunate souls and staff from the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Interesting, especially if you have chance to talk to one of the volunteers.

This is a work in progress. The history is fascinating - someone needs to write a book about it... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Wells, United Kingdom
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We are one of the very few surviving asylum cemeteries in the UK. Opened in 1874, just under 3000 mostly forgotten souls rest here in the Mendip Hospital Cemetery, burial ground of the old Somerset County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Situated in a...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hooper Avenue, Wells BA5 3NA, England
+44 1749 674678
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

What a beautiful place this is as a final resting place for unfortunate souls and staff from the Mendip lunatic Asylum . Highly recommend a visit especially on a tour date. Our volunteer guide was extremely passionate and very knowledgeable about the cemetery and it’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank jackyparkin
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is very hard to find if you have no satnav. I asked a total of five people before I was put right. You need to park on the side of the road as the cemetery is in a housing estate, There is a small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank diannlloydthomas
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a work in progress. The history is fascinating - someone needs to write a book about it. Could that be you? Or perhaps you could help with the gardening? Or donate some snowdrops. Or buy the honey. Worth at least a half hour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank JanefromSomerset
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This cemetery was nearly lost to developers a few years back and has been restored along with its chapel by local enthusiasts. It served the now close S Harrington Mendip mental hospital a half mile away and includes hundreds of pauper burials plus some ex...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank GeoffP840
Reviewed August 9, 2017

access via path behind farm gate or path up from footpath beside Playing Field. Open Summer Sundays with Chapel, see Notice on gate. Have bee hives, sell honey. Has statues made on site from trees.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Graehime
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

A little haven of tranquility. We were met by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer who told us the history of the cemetery and showed us the small exhibition. Some lovely wood sculptures are dotted around. A very peaceful way to spend half an hour

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank barbaralZ4276MF
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Just a joy to visit! Open most Sunday afternoons - check on website. Wander round and sit and reflect - set against the hillside it is a little gem. Much going on to make the most of this very special place - it must have...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Mervyn L
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The cemetery is a very peaceful place for reflection. The display in the chapel is very interesting as it gives a full history of the hospital and there are resources for people tracing their family tree. The volunteers are always very helpful and chatty.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Elaine S
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Visted Mendip Hospital Cemetery last autumn, a fascinating and peaceful area,volunteers very informative and helpful. Lots of history in the little chapel.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank sbrooks741
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I visited on the first Open Day of the year. The volunteer on hand was very knowledgeable and keen to share the Cemetery's history. It's a beautiful, tranquil spot. The grave markers and sculptures are very poignant. In Summer the cemetery becomes a meadow of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank lemonhoops
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