For this church:
Bulwell St Mary
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.'
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.