Ford Park Cemetery Trust
Cemetery of Choice

"A Working Cemetery in the Heart of Plymouth"

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Key to Burial Sections

The cemetery has over 30 acres and offers fifteen burial sections, each with a distinctive character: there are six new burial ground sections, a woodland section and established areas. Spaces for burials are available in most areas.

Map

 
V: Visitors Centre, offices and car parking
C: Victorian Chapel
X: Main entrance off Ford Park Road
1: The Green
2: The Lawns
3: The New lawns
4: Angels' Rest (infants garden)
5: Hedge Garden
6: St Theresa's
7: The Woodlands
8: Glendower Meadow
9: Bluebell Valley
10: Chapel View
11: Pilgrim View
12: Edgecumbe View
13: Lodge View
14: Church Garden
15: Central Park Lea



1: The Green

1: The Green

The Greens

This is a prime section in the higher part of the Cemetery with extensive views over Central Park and the City. As this is one of our new burial areas, the grass will be kept relatively short. It is easily accessible by car along a hornbeam tree lined drive from Glendower Road and seating is available.

2: The Lawns

2: The Lawns

The LawnsThe Lawns is a quiet, sunny, sheltered, gently sloping area towards the centre of the Cemetery with views of the Chapel. It is bordered by mature trees and faces the woods in Central Park. This is a new burial area where there are more modern headstones with maintained grass.

3: The New Lawns

3: The New Lawns

The New LawnsThis is a new burial area with a flat and sunny aspect. There arc extensive views around the Cemetery' and towards Central Park and the Chapel. The grass will be kept relatively short here with modern headstones. A bench seat is available nearby for quiet contemplation.

4: Angels' Rest Infants Garden

4: Angels' Rest Infants Garden

Angles RestThe Angels' Rest Infants Garden is dedicated to infants and is a flat, sunny, peaceful section, partly enclosed by a box hedge, and next to a main path lined with graceful rowan trees. The garden features tablet headstones and will be well maintained.

5: The Hedge Garden

5: The Hedge Garden

Hedge GardenThis is a sunny, flat section enclosed by box hedging and is next to a main path lined with trees. This area is for the burial of cremated remains and the memorial stones will be laid out in a uniform pattern. The garden will be well maintained. Seating is nearby.

6: St Theresa's

6: St Theresa's

St TheresasSt Theresa's is in the centre of the Cemetery in a sheltered position with views over Central Park and the Chapel. It is reserved for the Roman Catholic Faith. This section has both established and new grave areas. The statue of the Crucifixion of Christ and the grave of the Canon George Hobson are here.

7: The Woodlands

7: The Woodlands

The WoodlandsWoodland burials are available in this area. It is a sheltered, peaceful, shaded spot full of mature trees sloping towards the woods in Central Park. The grounds will be maintained to natural woodland setting to encourage wild flowers. Headstones are set out informally amongst the trees. The graves of 11 sailors who sadly perished when the A8 submarine sank in Plymouth Sound in 1905 are in this area (Heritage Trail number 21).

8: Glendower Meadow

8: Glendower Meadow

Glendower MeadowThis is an established section, sloping down towards Central Park. This area has mature trees and is maintained during the summer months as a wildflower meadow and natural habitat. There is a wide range of established headstones.

9: Bluebell Valley

9: Bluebell Valley

Bluebell ValleyBluebell Valley is a sheltered, gently sloping section with wild spring flowers, established specimen trees, wildlife and butterflies. The area stretches from the Cross of Sacrifice by the Lodge for the length of the cemetery along the boundary wall to Central Park and is one of the oldest sections of the Cemetery. The grounds are managed to an informal level to encourage wild plants, and grass is cut after the spring flower season. Sergeant Bennett, the first policeman killed in Plymouth when on duty in 1875 is buried here (Heritage Trail number 11).

10: Chapel View

10: Chapel View

Chapel ViewAn established burial area looking towards the Victorian Chapel with gently sloping ground and views towards the woods in Central Park. The area contains established headstones and the grass is maintained at an informal level. There are a number of graves of notable people in this area, including William Derry who funded the famous Derry's Clock in Plymouth ( Heritage Trail number 27).

11: Pilgrim View

11: Pilgrim View

Pilgrim ViewPilgrim View is an established, gently sloping area facing towards Home Park. It has mature holly trees and bushes and stretches from the northern boundary to the Victorian Chapel and down to the valley in the centre of the Cemetery. The grass is maintained to an informal level.

12: Edgecumbe View

12: Edgecumbe View

Edgecombe ViewAn established area with mature trees and bushes at the highest point of Ihe Cemetery. It has extensive views over Central Park and the City with Mount Edgecumbe in the distance. The grounds are maintained to an informal standard with established headstones. This area includes the graves of several notable Plymothians including William Teel who was the Coxswain of Plymouth Lifeboat for 22 years and was awarded the RNLI Silver Medal. (Heritage Trail number 37).

13: Lodge View

13: Lodge View

Lodge ViewA south facing established section with views over the City and Central Park. It stretches from the Visitor Centre down to the Lodge at the lower entrance. It has extensive mature trees and bushes and the grass is maintained in a tidy condition.The Lodge was the office of the former cemetery company. At the top of the site is the grave of Joseph Spooner who established Spooners Department Store in the city centre (now Debenhams). (Heritage Trail number 50).

14: Church Garden

14: Church Garden

Church GardenThis is one of Ihe oldest sections of the Cemetery with many notable and ornate memorials. It races south and leads down from the Chapel towards Central Park, The Memorial Garden, which offers the opportunity for memorial plaques and dedicated roses, is in this area. Church Garden also holds the grave of Captain Andrew Henry, one of two Victoria Cross recipients buried in Ford Park, (HeritageTrail number 8).

15: Central Park Lea

15: Central Park Lea

Central Park LeaA sheltered, south facing, established section at the lower end of the Cemetery, facing Central Park. It has trees and bushes, with established headstones set out in an informal layout. The grass is maintained to an informal level to encourage wild flowers.The grave of Henry Philip Creese, a deck engineer on RMS Titanic is in this area. (Heritage Trail number 22).