St Mary's Church burial ground, Downe, Kent, England

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St Mary's Church burial ground
Kent, England

photo of St Mary's Church burial ground

St Mary's Church burial ground, Downe

Notes about the burial ground

The parish church of Charles Darwin who lived at Down House on the outskirts of the village. Although he is buried in Westminster Abbey the graves of several members of his family are to be found in St Mary's churchyard. Full inscriptions of many pre 20th century gravestones taken from the 1919 survey by Leland Duncan are published on the Kent Archaeological Society website at This information has been used to supplement the photographs for gravestones that are now badly weathered. Most of the legible and accessible gravestones inside the church and in the graveyard have been photographed and indexed.

The GPR holds 114 grave and 235 person records for the burial ground.

Photographed and indexed by Steve Lockwood

There have been 14 requests for photographs from the burial ground.

The latest details for the burial ground were added on 25 October 2014

For information about this locality within Kent,
have a look at the Oultwood directory for Kent

For information about education in this locality within Kent,
have a look at the Schools Web Index for Kent

Grave Monument Photographs

Below are the names that appear on the photographs or records held by the GPR for St Mary's Church burial ground, Downe, Kent, England.

If you would like to obtain a free copy of any of the photographs for the names listed on this page just click either the GPR reference number or one of the full names. For further information please visit our how to request an image page.

To see details of other people with the same surname, just click on the surname that is of interest.

The ages given on monuments are often incorrect and so dates of birth should be consided as probable rather than actual. Please also note that all ages and dates of birth in red have been calculated and are not on the monument.

The postcode for this burial ground is BR6 7US - if you have a GPS this might be useful to locate this burial ground!

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