Graveyard Survey - Introduction
The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul has two graveyards: the upper graveyard which surrounds the church, steeply sloping to the south, and the lower graveyard lying on the south side of South View. The town also has two cemeteries: the Lawn Cemetery which lies on the west side of London Road and dates from the 1950’s, and the Leicester Road Cemetery which lies on the northern boundary of the town on the east side of Leicester Road and dates from 2008. Uppingham Local History Studies Group (ULHSG) recorded various parts of the two graveyards between the years 2000 – 2013. The various recordings have now been brought together to provide a complete database. Tribute must be paid to the late Miss Audrey Day who collected together much of the material shortly before her sudden death in 2012. It should be noted that since the original data was collected, some of the stones have deteriorated, fallen over, or are covered in ivy so that the inscriptions are now unreadable. The group cannot claim accuracy in the transcribing, but has felt it right to make the information available at this stage. For accuracy, burials can be checked in the Burial Registers of the church which are held at the: Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland or on microfiche/film at Rutland County Museum.
Some of the detailed information has been obtained from websites and again, for complete accuracy the Burial Registers should be consulted. ULHSG would be pleased to hear of any corrections or additional information and may sometimes be able to give further information on persons listed. If you are searching for an ancestor and cannot find the person, remember that there have been burials recorded in this churchyard since 1571, and unrecorded burials much earlier. Many stones cannot now be read or have disappeared. We are grateful to David Morgan, descendant of the Drake family for allowing the use of his document:- The Headstones & Graves of the Drake Stonemasons & Their Families
Uppingham Local History Study Group