Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Cemetry Audits

(Audits are in pdf format so you can search within each document using CTRL-F for particular names or places)

Headstone at Griffydam CemetryGriffydam Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery

The Chapel is on Elder Lane (follow The Tentas from Top Road, Peggs Green).

The older part of Griffydam Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Cemetery is of significant historical importance, and as far as the writer is aware, no old burial records exist for this. It was therefore agreed with the Rev Alan Dawson, that an audit should be carried out for those gravestones that are currently accessible and readable. This audit should also prove useful in providing information for those who are researching their ancestors, who may be buried there. It was decided not to audit the relatively recent burial area D at this time, as these deaths will have been registered in the normal way.

Although the Chapel is now closed, the cemetery remains open for new burials. It should be remembered, that burials took place here from a wide area, such as Coleorton, Peggs Green, Breedon, Lount, Swannington, Worthington, Stordon Grange and Newbold for example, as well as Griffydam.

Audit was carried out by Samuel T Stewart in 2013

Griffydam Cemetry audit (pdf) >>




St Marys Church, ColeortonSt.Mary’s Church, Coleorton

Transcribed by Samuel T Stewart from a graveyard audit carried out by John Crocker (local historian) and John Nichols.

Beaumont Family Burials

Transcribed by Samuel T Stewart from information left in the archives of John Crocker ( local historian)

Burials of members of the Beaumont family at St. Mary’s Church, Coleorton >>





St John's Chapel, ColeortonSt. Johns Chapel, Coleorton

St John’s is next to Viscount Beaumont’s C of E School on the old Ashby Road. See Heritage Trail & photos from walks for more about St John’s Chapel.

Cemetery Audit carried out by Samuel T Stewart and John MacDonald(updated November 2013) >>


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