Remembering the Victorian dead: Winchester’s West Hill Cemetery

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Thursday 7 December
Hampshire Record Office, Sussex St, Winchester SO23 8TH

Since 2016 staff and students in the TRP, History and Archaeology Departments have been undertaking a project looking at the West Hill Cemetery in Winchester (the one by the University’s main entrance) from its opening in 1840. It holds around 22,000 burials, with only a fraction memorialised today. To date, the project has photographed and transcribed all the gravestones and created a walk highlighting significant ones. We are currently working on digitising all the records of the burial company, creating a memorial for the military graves (there are around 150 of them, including two VCs) and non-intrusive radar work.

The seminar will cover the work done to date, give some details about what lies in the cemetery and highlight some future plans.

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