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Posted on 08/22/2016


Photo taken on July 19, 2016



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Church
Cemetery Superintendent
St Woolos Cemetery
Taphology
Churchyard
Graveyard
Chapel
Newport
Cemetery
James Stoneman


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St Woolos Cemetery, Bassaleg Road, Newport 19 July 2016

St Woolos Cemetery, Bassaleg Road, Newport 19 July 2016
As the first cemetery superintendent, James was likely to have been complicit in the illegal exclusion of Roman Catholics from his cemetery.

By the first half of the 19th Century, the churchyard around St Woolos Cathedral was overcrowded, noisome and unhealthy with broken coffins and bodies showing above the ground. Land was obtained from the Tredegar Estate for a municipal cemetery, and the first interment was in July 1854, making St Woolos the oldest public cemetery in Britain. Despite government legislation governing such public cemeteries, Roman Catholics were excluded for some time from the cemetery. The cemetery has been used for a Dr Who location.

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