The “new” graveyard was first consecrated in 1890 and since then most burials have taken place here rather than in the old churchyard. 175 of the plots are marked with a headstone or some other type of memorial recording those who are buried there, whose ashes are interred there or possibly just remembered there. There are 359 people remembered in this way.
If you click on the link here you can see an alphabetical list of the people whose names are recorded in the graveyard together with their burial plot (the plotID). Click here for a schematic map of the burial plots. To identify all of those in a particular plot, click here for a list of plots and their occupants.
Missing records. Until fairly recently most burials were marked by a wooden cross rather than a more expensive permanent memorial. None of these wooden crosses remain. Although the church is required to keep a record of those who have been buried or had their ashes interred it has not been required to keep a record of the exact location. A record of locations was first made in 2007 and has been kept up to date since then. There are still thought to be around 387 people buried in the graveyard whose location is unknown. You can click here to see a list of those people.
If you are able to identify who is buried in a particular, unmarked plot, please contact the Church Warden, Judith Ledger on 01869 351542 or email Bletchingdon.firstname.lastname@example.org
In the old churchyard there are stones marking those whose ashes have been interred there. With one exception these are to the left of the path leading to the church. Please click here for an alphabetical list of those who are interred and here for a schematic map of the locations. At the present time we have no accurate record of the other marked burial plots in the old churchyard.