Friends of Newport & Carisbrooke Cemeteries.

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The aim of the volunteers of the Friends of Newport & Carisbrooke Cemeteries is to clear overgrowth from grave markers and document them together with unmarked burials at Cemeteries in the modern civil parish of Newport, Isle of Wight - the cemeteries covered are Newport, St Paul's (old and current) and Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemeteries (plus the old churchyards at St Mary's Carisbrooke and St Paul's church Barton). The burial database includes all burials registered in the cemeteries up to 2010.

Carisbrooke Cemetery viewed by drone - posted by Darren Somerville on our Facebook page.

Clearing sessions of about 2 hours from 10.30 are scheduled (subject to weather) for:

  • Carisbrooke Cemetery - 1st Saturday each month
  • Newport Cemetery - 3rd Saturday each month

Other clearing sessions will be arranged on an ad-hoc basis, to be kept informed just complete an 'Express an interest form'.

If you would like to contribute to the group, but don't wish, or can't, help with the clearance of vegetation; let us know and we may have another way you can help - you don't need to live locally, transcribing newspaper reports etc. can be carried out wherever you live.

Please Note:

  • There's no water supply available at the high roadway at Carisbrooke Cemetery - water is available near the Chapel. When visiting it's probably best to bring your own water, or at least, something to carry water in.
  • At Newport Cemetery, the water supply is just inside the entrance from Fairlee Road.

Our Newsletter number 28 (May 2024) is now available in our Newsletter archive. If you would like to be sent future issues via e-mail, just send us a message asking us to add you to the distribution.

There's more than just clearing vegetation, so if you are interested in becoming involved, let us know you skills/interests using the 'Express an interest form'.

Work is progressing on the website; grave position maps have now been added for all the cemeteries. Also more details and pictures are also being added to individual records.