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KING’S SOMBORNE CEMETERY

The King’s Somborne Cemetery is located on the A3057 as you travel from the Village towards Stockbridge. It was built by King’s Somborne Parish Council on an acre of land purchased from Herbert Johnson of Marsh Court in 1910 for £10. Gates and paths were constructed and trees planted at a total cost of £164. The land was consecrated on 23 April 1910 and the first interment took place on 7 May 1910.

The Bier Hut was built in 1910 to house the wheeled bier which transported the deceased from the Church to the Cemetery. The Hut was designed by Councillors Hatcher and Usborne and constructed by Newall & Sons at a cost of £17. Inside, the walls are lined with boarding and two hardwood rails are set into the concrete floor upon which the Bier stands. Bier huts are rare and this is the only known one in Hampshire. The wheeled bier is a fine carriage and is now on display at the Botley Manor Farm Agricultural Museum.

Useful documents:

Fees and Charges 2013-2014

Memorial Application Form

KSPC Cemetary Regulations

KSPC Notice of interment

 
 

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