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Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
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Plymouth PL4 0JW

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Plymouth PL1 2AA
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Cemetery, mortuary, workhouse and prison registers

The registers in this index give details of cemetery mortuary and workhouse and prison registers in Plymouth and West Devon. Where registers are not held by us at Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, the contact details are shown.

This list excludes burial grounds attached to churches. Some of the registers have been indexed. The indexes can be viewed in the public search room. If you are unable to visit us and would like a search of any of the registers undertaken please contact a private researcher.

Cemeteries

Name Registers
Bedford Street Burial Ground, Plymouth Burials are recorded in the St Andrew parish registers.
Monumental inscriptions, recorded in 1918.
Drake Memorial Park, Plympton Saint Mary Burials 1943 to 1966.
Purchased graves register 1943 to 1967.
Efford Cemetery, Plymouth The registers are still held at the cemetery. Please see the cemeteries and crematoria link at the bottom of this section.
Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth Burials (General Ground) 1855 to 1999.*
Burials (Church Ground) 1849 to 1939.*
Burials (Dissenters) 1848 to 1861.*
Burials (Roman Catholic) 1881 to 1924.*
Burial index (General Ground) 1855 to 1870
Burial index (Church Ground) 1849 to 1883
* At the request of the Ford Park Cemetery Trust, public access to the registers has been withdrawn.
This is due to the fragile state of the registers.
Please see the indexes in our search room for 1849 to 1883 and for other dates, the Ford Park Cemetery Trust offer a search service. Please see the Ford Park Cemetery link at the bottom of this section.
Gifford Place Jewish Cemetery, Plymouth Burials c1874 to 1980.
Howard Road Dissenters Cemetery, Plymstock Monumental inscriptions 1852 to 1912.
Lambhay Hill Jewish Burial Ground, Plymouth Monumental inscriptions c1744 to c1874.
Long Cause Cemetery (Cherry Park Lane), Plymstock This cemetery is administered by Efford Cemetery. Please see the cemeteries and crematoria link in the right hand column.
Long Cause Dissenters Cemetery, Plymstock Burials and monumental inscriptions (indexed), recorded in 2004.
Milehouse Burial Ground, Devonport Burials are recorded in the Stoke Damerel parish registers.
Burial plot register 1876 to 1895.
Monumental inscription and headstone photographs, recorded in 1967.
Moorhaven Hospital Burial Ground, near Ivybridge Book of Remembrance, 1896 to 1971 with block plans of burial ground. (Restricted access - please contact us for details).
Royal Naval Hospital, East Stonehouse Burials 1888 to 1966.
See also No Place Field and Stray Park below.
Royal Naval Hospital, No Place Field Burial Ground, Plymouth Burials 1824 to 1835, 1837.
Royal Naval Hospital, Stray Park Burial Ground, Plymouth
Burials 1813 to 1814.
Society of Friends (Quakers) Burial Ground, Plymouth
(Includes burials undertaken at the Quaker Burial Grounds in Tavistock and Kingsbridge)
Burials 1658 to 1837 (Devonshire Meeting).
Burials 1661 to 1879 (West Devon Meeting).
Removed graves list, (Plymouth only) recorded in 1956.
Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth The registers are still held at the cemetery. See the cemeteries and crematoria link at the bottom of this section.
Weston Mill Jewish Cemetery, Plymouth A plan of the site is held.
It is believed that no burials took place and the site is now a housing estate.
Westwell Street Burial Ground, Plymouth Burials are recorded in the St Andrew parish registers.
Monumental inscriptions, recorded in 1897.
Removed graves list, recorded in 1948.
For details of local cemeteries please visit the Ford Park Cemetery website and the Council's cemeteries and crematoria page.

Mortuaries

Name Registers
Plymouth Mortuary Air raid casualties, communal burials 1940 to 1944.
Unidentified persons, burials 1941.
Private burials 1940 to 1944.
War Deaths register 1940 to 1943.
Plympton and Plymstock Mortuary Civilian war deaths register 1940 to 1944.

Workhouses

Name Registers
Devonport Workhouse Admission and discharge registers 1925 to 1964.*
* Access to these registers is restricted for 100 years.
East Stonehouse Workhouse No inmates registers have survived.
Plymouth Workhouse -
see also Greenbank Infirmary and
Plymouth City Hospital (Freedom Fields)
No inmates registers have survived.
Greenbank Infirmary, Plymouth Admission and discharge registers 19 June 1916 to 15 November 1930.*
* Access to these registers is restricted for 100 years.
Plymouth City Hospital (Freedom Fields) Admission and discharge registers 1933 to 1949.*
* Access to these registers is restricted for 100 years.
Plympton Saint Mary Workhouse Indoor relief/admission and discharge registers 1837 to 1941.*
Births (indexed) 1868 to 1914.**
Deaths (indexed) 1868 to 1914.**
* Access to these registers is restricted for 100 years.
**The access restrictions on this register have now been removed. It can now
be viewed in our public search room.

Prisons

Name Registers
Plymouth Prison Registers of prisoners 1867 to 1930. (indexed)
Register of prison officers from late 19th Century to 1926.

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