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Cemetery records

Monumental inscriptions

These are copies of gravestone inscriptions and of other memorials in churches, chapels and graveyards.

About a third of graveyards in Norfolk have been surveyed. Most of those included are parish churchyards or Nonconformist burial grounds, rather than modern civil cemeteries.

Often there is a plan with the survey, which shows the locations of the graves. Surveys may also include the inscriptions on the parish war memorial and on memorials inside the church.

  • Most of the surveys are available on microfilm. Further details are given in the list Churchyard Surveys on Microfilm in the searchroom.
  • Transcripts of Norwich Cathedral inscriptions are available with the other transcripts on the searchroom shelves. For a list of inscriptions in Norwich Cathedral's cloisters, please request document BOL 4/122, 742X4.
  • The Norfolk Family History Society also has a collection of monumental inscriptions, which is available for consultation by its members. A list of churchyards covered is on its website.