Spiceland Quaker Burial Ground

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Spiceland Quaker Burial Ground

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Uffculme, Mid Devon District, Devon, England Add to Map
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The Quakers purchased the land for this Burial Ground in 1679 when it was illegal to be a Quaker and it was well hidden.The same could be said today. It is quite difficult to find.
Leaving the M.5 Motorway at Junction 27 head towards Uffcolme but do not turn towards this village ,continue along the A.38 towards Wellington. Spiceland is signposted as a right turn. This takes you along a very narrow lane, continue for about 1.25 miles. After the 2nd crossroad there is a small sign on your left set back from the road.
It is very easy to miss but you will be going very slowly.
It has a car park off the road and the Burial Ground is signposted.

The first known burial was that of George Russell, a woolcomber of Burlescombe who died in prison in Exeter in 1681/2 aged over eighty.

There are approximately 500 - 600 burials but very few Headstones as Quakers did not normally mark their graves.
A number of the remaining Stones are illegible.

In 2009 a New Burial Area was opened in the old orchard where George Fox was said to have preached.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2017
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