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The Victorian Cemetery

There are two cemeteries located side by side on Marlborough Common.  The original cemetery, consecrated in 1855 as a burial ground for Preshute and the two Marlborough parishes and now known locally as the Victorian Cemetery, was closed after the current town cemetery opened in 1924. It is now a very peaceful spot with mature trees, benches, wild flowers, spring bulbs, beehives and nest boxes. A mortuary chapel built there in 1859 was consecrated in 1860, no longer standing.  The main gates are on the footpath between Marlborough Rugby Club and the Cemetery drive off Frees Avenue. Click here for location

There are 11 Commonwealth War Graves in the two cemeteries - read more at our Memorials page.

Open 24 hours. Please keep dogs on leads.

friends of the victorian cemetery

In 2014 our then-Deputy Mayor, Margaret Rose, set up  a voluntary group - The Friends of the Victorian Cemetery. Since then, with support from the Town Council's Grounds Team, the Friends have met regularly to clear vegetation, prune shrubs, plant wildflowers and have a general tidy-up. In 2019 a new bench was added. Their efforts have been worthwhile - entered into the Its Your Neighbourhood Category of the competition, the Victorian Cemetery has been recognised as Outstanding by RHS South West in Bloom judges. If you would like to get involved, please contact Mrs Margaret Rose on 01672 515500 or by email at margaretrose@hotmail.co.uk. Read more in Mrs Rose's 2018 report.

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