Gunnerside Chapel - Graveyard Survey

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Gunnerside Chapel - Graveyard Survey

Postby admin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:38 pm

David Crapper has recently completed a survey of all the people who are recorded as having been buried in the graveyard of Gunnerside Methodist Church. The results of the survey are contained in a folder placed in the Church vestibule.
A total of 848 names has been identified, from four sources:

• The official Register of Burials, which goes back to 1880, and lists 656 names
• A hand-written register, held by the church, which lists 551 names, starting in 1901
• A survey undertaken in 1986 by the Cleveland Family History Society
• A recent visual inspection of gravestones and other memorials in the churchyard. This produced 505 names, the earliest burial date being 1816.

Some names appear in only one source, others in two or more. Every effort has been made to cross check information and to remove duplications (but some may remain).

There are two listings in the folder. The first list contains all the 848 names, in alphabetical order, together with whatever information was available on age and date of death, relationship to other persons and place of residence at the time of death.

The second list contains only the 505 people whose names are recorded on gravestones or memorials. These are set out in order of grave number, which in turn refers to a grid map of the churchyard showing the location of each marked grave.

The results are available to view online at

If you have any comments or would like to suggest any corrections or additions, please contact:
David Crapper, Greenacres, Gunnerside, DL11 6LE. Tel: 01748 886325. e-mail
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