Coleorton Cemetery Audits

Graveyard audits are in pdf format (Adobe acrobat) - which you can download or open in your browser. You can search within each document using CTRL-F for particular name

St.Mary’s Church, Coleorton

St Marys Church, Coleorton

Transcribed by Samuel T Stewart from a graveyard audit carried out by John Crocker (local historian) and John Nichols.

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St. John's Chapel, Coleorton

St John's, including the stone wall that surrounds the cemetery, is Grade II listed. More about St John's >>

St John’s is next to Viscount Beaumont’s C of E School on the old Ashby Road.

St John's graveyard audit >>

St George's, Swannington

St George's Church, Swannington

Photo of the South East side of St George's
by David Harms, Whitwick u3a

Although physically in Swannington Parish St George';'s is located close to Peggs Green roundabout on the A512. Some Coleorton, Peggs Green and Griffydam residents were buried there. The cemetery is still open.

Coleorton Heritage Group is undertaking an audit of the graves at St George's which will be posted here when complete. Volunteers welcome to help with this task. email Research Officer Terry Ward at

Griffydam Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery

Audit was carried out by Samuel T Stewart in 2013

The Chapel is on Elder Lane (follow The Tentas from Top Road, Peggs Green). The older part of Griffydam Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Cemetery is of significant historical importance, and as far as the writer is aware, no old burial records exist for this. It was therefore agreed with the Rev Alan Dawson, that an audit should be carried out for those gravestones that are currently accessible and readable. This audit should also prove useful in providing information for those who are researching their ancestors, who may be buried there. It was decided not to audit the relatively recent burial area D at this time, as these deaths will have been registered in the normal way.

Although the Chapel is now closed, the cemetery remains open for new burials. It should be remembered, that burials took place here from a wide area, such as Coleorton, Peggs Green, Breedon, Lount, Swannington, Worthington, Stordon Grange and Newbold for example, as well as Griffydam.

Griffydam cemetery audit >>