Camberwell Old Cemetery, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England (U.K.)


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Latitude: 51.45027, Longitude: -0.05907
Camberwell Old Cemetery

Notes:
Note that top of plan is South-West. The Google Map below the Plan is North up. Square 71 is highlighted in yellow.


Cemetery Photos

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04 - Old Camberwell Cemetery Register from 1880s
04 - Old Camberwell Cemetery Register from 1880s
Visited the office Monday, June 9. We were allowed to photograph entries in the large old leather ledgers. The owner of this plot was Charles Parker, son-in-law of Matilda Penrose. He paid 3 for the unconsecrated plot. (5 for a Church of England consecrated plot.)  
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05 - Old Camberwell Cemetery Register of Burials Showing Parker-Penrose entries.
05 - Old Camberwell Cemetery Register of Burials Showing Parker-Penrose entries.
The names, ages and burial dates of the Penrose and Parker family members.

With the information here, the helpful staff prepared a diagram to help us locate the grave.  
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New Camberwell Cemetery, London
Location of office with burial records for Old Camberwell Cemetery
New Camberwell Cemetery, London Location of office with burial records for Old Camberwell Cemetery
Standing in the foreground is Susan W. Howard. 
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Old Camberwell Cemetery Entrance
Old Camberwell Cemetery Entrance
Located a short distance away from the New Cemetery, but far enough that we wouldn't have found it on our own. 
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Old Camberwell Gate Sign
Old Camberwell Gate Sign
 
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Plan of Old Camberwell Cemetery
Plan of Old Camberwell Cemetery
Square 71 is marked 
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Plot Diagram for Square 71
Plot Diagram for Square 71
Grave #10400 is marked

According to Charles W. Penrose Diary he visited his mother's grave site #10400 in the Old Camberwell Cemetery. According to the cemetery records Charles Parker owned the site and he is buried there along with his wife Matilda Eilza Penrose and Charles' and her mother Matilda Simms Penrose. The cemetery records said there was a marker on the grave. There had been floods in the area and either the marker is under mud or was washed away.

For calibration of your GPS the Y in the road just north of the plot is at Lat N 51.45052 Long W 0.05911 - The actual grave site is Lat N 51.45027 Long W 0.05907  

Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Approximate Location of Penrose Grave Site
Approximate Location of Penrose Grave Site
The coping and headstone of the grave had been in good condition in 1907. At present most of the older grave markers had tumbled over. Some were covered with grass and moss, engravings unreadable. Many of the numbered grave marker stones were lost or unreadable, but we found a few of them and were able to figure out the approximate location.

Susan Woodland Howard is standing on the spot where she believes they are buried. 
  Latitude: 51.45027, Longitude: -0.05907  Charles Parker (d. 09 Mar 1921)
Matilda Eliza Penrose (d. 11 Apr 1906)
Matilda Sims (d. 1 May 1887)
 
Condition of Parker/Penrose Grave site
Condition of Parker/Penrose Grave site
Most of the graves from the 1800s and early 1900s have nearly disappeared. This is a beautiful area in a good neighborhood, with the grave site protected under the shade of a spreading old oak tree.

The original headstone carried the inscription: "Matilda Penrose, Died May 1, 1887, age 82. Emma, daughter of above, died October 8, 1888. Matilda Eliza Parker, elder daughter of above, died April 11, 1906, age 73.

Charles Parker died 9 Mar 1921.

Contact Susan Woodland Howard if you would like to participate in the restoration of this site.

 
  Latitude: 51.45027, Longitude: -0.05907  Charles Parker (d. 09 Mar 1921)
Matilda Eliza Penrose (d. 11 Apr 1906)
Matilda Sims (d. 1 May 1887)