|Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium|
Also known as: Bouncer's Lane Cemetery, Cheltenham, Bouncer's Lane Cemetery, Prestbury Cemetery
Postal Code: GL52 5JT
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The cemetery and crematorium are situated in Bouncers Lane with Cleeve Hill as an impressive backdrop. The grounds encompass 65 acres which incorporate the gardens of remembrance. Cheltenham Cemetery opened with its first burial on 19th November 1864, charmingly recorded in the register of burials as "The First Commencement".The crematorium there was opened in 1938.
A smaller cemetery in Charlton Kings was opened on 25 September 1909 by the Urban District Council, and taken over by Cheltenham Borough Council upon reorganisation on 1 April 1974. [text by Geoffrey Gillon]