Bulwell St Mary


The site of the medieval
church in the northern
part of the churchyard
The monument to the
Charles family

The need for extra burial space was recognised in 1891 and the churchyard was subsequently extended by using some adjoining glebe land. The extension was consecrated in April 1904.

The churchyard covers an area of 1.3 hectares and was closed for burials in 1978.

The site of the medieval church is located in the north-western corner of the churchyard.

Grave Markers of Interest

One of the earliest gravestones is to Susanna, wife of John Daws who died 22nd March 1781, aged 37
William Haslam 'was so injured by a fall from a steam engine while playing with a youth on the Bennerly to Bulwell new line on March 3rd 1877 that he died on the 4th aged 20 years.'
Samuel Webster died the 10th February 1875 aged 49 - his career in the army is thus described: 'On the 10th of July 1843, he enlisted for a soldier in Her Majesty’s 32 Foot Reg[ime]nt where he served 18 years and 63 days his conduct was good, in 1846 he went to the East India’s, in 1849, he received a medal for the Punjab with Mooltan and Googeratt Clasp, in 1857 he received a medal with clasp for defence of Lucknow, on Sep[tembe]r 20th he distinguished himself in a sortee and the taking of 6 gun’s, he was severely wounded in Lucknow, the last few years of his life was past in extreme suffering from the effects of the wounds received in Lucknow. His end was peace.'
Isaac Hickman was accidentally killed at Broxtowe pit on the 11th September, 1901, aged 26
Richard Foster was accidentally killed at Hucknall Colliery on January 9th 1873, aged 24
The high infant mortality rates of the 19th century are reflected on the gravestone to the children of John and Elizabeth Foster: Louisa Ann died aged 9 months in 1881; James died in 1873 aged 2 weeks; Thomas died January 28th 1878, aged 2 days; Louisa died 18 March 1877, aged 1 day.