Family History Research

These pages are designed to help you to establish whether an ancestor was buried at Leckhampton, and if so to locate the grave. In a number of cases you can also see a transcript of the tombstone inscription. In addition, photographs of selected tombstones have been taken, and these may be found by clicking on the appropriate heading below, eg, Block E photos.   Please note, however, that not all the information is complete, and you may have to try more than one way of getting an answer.

Graveyard Layout

The churchyard is subdivided into lettered blocks, and each plot within the block is numbered, eg 'N.123'. It is the more 'historic' graves in Blocks G to N whose inscriptions have been recorded. Some work is in progress on Blocks E and F, and the results will be added in due course. Block X, the 'Garden of Remembrance', is not marked but is incorporated within Block K, close to the church.

Diagrams of Graveyard Blocks

Photos of Individual Graves

A1


A2


B


C

Block C graves

D


E

Block E graves

F


G


H

Block H graves

I

Block I graves

J and K


L


M1


M2


N

Block N graves

O (not yet available)


P (not yet available)


Printable version of graveyard map

How to find an ancestor’s grave

We suggest the following approach:


If you think it likely that your ancestor's tombstone inscription has been recorded, check the list of tombstone inscriptions and search for the surname (use CTRL+F on the tombstone page). The plot number will appear at the beginning of the entry. Then return to this page and click on the appropriate block letter. This will bring up a copy of the plan for that block, showing the position of each numbered plot, which you should then be able to find if you visit the graveyard.


(These transcriptions were made by Julian Rawes for the Gloucestershire Family History Society and have been edited by Eric Miller for the St Peter’s website. Please pass any comments, additions or corrections to Eric Miller, through the Parish Office.  Similarly, he would be interested to hear from any visitor to the website who is prepared to transcribe the inscriptions in other areas of the churchyard!)


If the above approach draws a blank and your ancestor’s death was comparatively recent, check the List of Burials 1914 - 2006. (Transcriptions by Roger Richards).  The majority show a plot number which may be found on one of the plans above.


If your ancestor was buried before 1812, the name should appear in the Burial Registers 1601-1812.  That will at least confirm the fact of burial and give a date, plus occasionally some extra detail. It does not normally give a plot number, though in due course it may be possible to include this, if known.


At present there are no details taken from the baptism or marriage registers. However, the Gloucestershire family history website includes transcripts of marriage registers for Leckhampton between 1837 and 2005.