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Cemetery Registers

Bideford Higher Cemetery

Bideford Cemetery Entrance

Managed by Torridge District Council.

Address: Bideford Higher Cemetery
Buckland Road
EX39 5AQ

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 7pm (April - Oct) and 10am - 5pm (Nov - March). Sundays: 10am to 5pm (throughout the year)

Cemetery Registers:

Torridge District Council now provide an online Searchable Burials Database on their website.  This includes records of burials at the cemeteries under the management of Torridge District Council, including Bideford Cemetery.  As at March 2012, the database covered the years 1856 to 1870 and 1939 to 1959.  More records for other years are gradually being added.

The following Bideford Cemetery registers are held at North Devon Record Office in Barnstaple:

BIDEFORD: Old Town Cemetery, 1841-1911 [ref: NDRO B.2379A/Z 20]

BIDEFORD: Public [Higher] Cemetery, 1899-1966 [ref: NDRO B.2379A add 4]

The following index is held in the North Devon Athanaeum, a private library which shares the top floor of the Barnstaple Library building, together with the local studies library and North Devon Record Office:

Bideford cemetery register index 1841-1911, a 20th century typescript index of 100 pages [ref: North Devon Athenaeum: D929.3/BID].