|Spring Bank West|
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull Unitary Authority
East Riding of Yorkshire England
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
There are 5 main Cemeteries within Hull's boundaries. Hull General Cemetery was privately run by the Hull General Cemetery Company until 1972 when it closed for burials and the council took over its maintenance. The remaining four were created as municipal cemeteries and are still run by Hull City Council. Burial Registers are on microfilm for each of them. The dates they cover are:
Western (old), Spring Bank West 1861 – 1994
Western (new), Chanterlands Ave 1889 – 1994
Hedon Road (old) 1875 – 1994
Hedon Road (new) 1897 – 1994
Northern Cemetery, Chanterlands Ave 1915 – 1994
Eastern Cemetery, Preston Road 1931 – 1994
General Cemetery, Spring Bank West 1847 – 1972
[text above added by Geoffrey Gillon]
General Cemetery Company was formed in 1846 to provide suitable places of interment for people of all classes. The cemetery was opened in 1847 on Spring Bank West.
The site was bought in 1972 by Hull City Council, the cemetery has been much neglected and overgrown, paths and walkways were cleared through the undergrowth. Memorial Inscriptions of the graves were recorded
The directors of the General Cemetery used funds from a private subscription to erect a large obelisk to commemorate the 700 victims of the Cholera epidemic which swept through the city in August 1849. Erected close to the site of the mass burial grave.
A section of the graveyard where notable Primitive Methodist was known as Primitive Methodist Corner.
It also has a section for Quaker burials