This site may be of help if you want to discover whether an individual was buried in Kineton churchyard or a memorial can still be found there.
With help from many people in the community, the Kineton and District Local History Group (www.kinetonheritage.co.uk) is undertaking a project to record the burials and memorials in Kineton churchyard and cemetery. At present this covers only burials in the churchyard in the centre of the village.
The results are displayed in three linked databases:-
- The Burial Register Database shows entries in the Kineton burial registers, fully searchable by name or date of death. The original registers start in 1577 and are kept in the Warwickshire County Record Office. Over time the database entries, which currently cover the period 1790 to 1824, will be expanded.
- The Memorial Names Database gives details of all the people mentioned on each gravestone, allowing a quick means of finding individuals and family relationships.
- The Memorials Database gives the location, inscriptions and other details of the existing gravestones, and leads to a photograph of each one.
How to use the databases
It is not necessary to log on. Click on the search tab of either the burials register (green) database, or the memorial names (blue) database, lower down the page. Enter your search term (surname etc)
A list of possible entries will be displayed, and, if the grave still exists, you will be able to find the memorial reference number, . Entering this number in the search box of the third (purple) memorials database will allow you to read all that is known about the grave, and (when the site is complete), see a photograph and a map position.
Churchyard Map - Click HERE