The cemetery was opened on 28th November 1856, the Church of England section being consecrated by Bishop Gilbert of Chichester, followed by a service in All Saints Church. The first burial was that of ‘Yorky’ Smith.

Link to contact information for the Cemetery

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To see Plan of cemetery click on Cemetery Heading
 on green menu bar above.

"the grave's a fine and private place…" exploring Hastings Cemetery

Why not rest, relax and reflect awhile, sitting on the OHPS / FoHC seat, located on EL, and take in the magnificent view.

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Just one example (others are referred to in the text)

Records show a Martha De Selvier, born in Gosport, Hampshire, married to one Albert De Selvier, born in Russia, but living with them was a Violet De Selvier, born at Blackrock.  This time round I have taken the liberty of deciding it is wrongly transcribed - until someone tells me differently.


To arrange a Cemetery Walk
email Anne Scott

To explore on your own, see

Trail Leaflet under menu heading above - HOME

Available from Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street:  Relighting the lamps: some First World War Stories  The Grave’s a fine and private  Cemetery: Exploring History in Hastings Cemetery