Exploring the Cemetery

This menu, Exploring the Cemetery, guides you round some of the features of the Wembdon Road Cemetery. We hope you enjoy learning about the features within the burial ground, and will be encouraged to go in and have a look at these for yourself. There's lots to see and more will be added over time.

Symbols in the Cemetery
Here you can learn about the hidden meaning of the carvings in the cemetery, and learn about the Victorian language of death.
The James Cook Memorial
The memorial is listed grade II in recognition of its national importance. This page looks at its design and history.
Angels in the Wembdon Road Cemetery
This page explores all the carved angels depicted in the cemetery, and looks at the Friends efforts to preserve and repair the memorials that they are found on.
Picturing the Cemetery
This page looks at some of the more artful photography projects in the cemetery. Have you taken pictures of the cemetery we can add? We'll be keen to hear from you.
Then and Now 2010 to 2015
This page looks at the story of the Friends efforts to tidy up and enhance the cemetery in our first five years.
Tree Survey 2022
Explore the wide range of tree species found in our cemetery

We hope you enjoy Exploring the Cemetery!