Headstones & Memorials from St.Andrews Church, Ashburton.
The original paper based inventory of the Memorial Inscriptions for St.Andrews Churchyard was compiled between 1973 and 1981 and the documents are kept at the Ashburton Museum. Further copies of the summary records are kept in the St.Andrews church and also the Ashburton Information Centre, which are available for consultation by visitors and researchers. The original records in the museum include the location plans and hand-drawn sketches of the monuments. The 1973-81 survey records are now at least 39 years old and the headstones may have become more unreadable over those intervening years.
Using this Digitised Inventory of St.Andrews Memorial Inscriptions
The full churchyard is divided into three main sections: The Old Churchyard; the 1884 Section and the 1956 Section. Many burials are known to have been made since the original surveys were undertaken, but details of the more recent memorials are as yet, only partialy included on this website.
Each headstone or memorial has a unique cross-reference in its image, photograph and record filename. This filename is formed from Section, Sub-Section and Grid-Ref in the Inventory entry. For example, the image filename 'P001_CCA3.jpg' refers to Grid Ref A3 in Section C (1956 Section) for "Headstone of Cyril William FORD. Date: 28.Dec.1956". Note that there are no sub-sections in the 1956 section and thus the second 'C' in the reference is added for consistency with the other sections that do have sub-sections.
In the 1884 & 'Old Churchyard' areas, the section and sub-section references are as follows:
- The Old Churchyard - Section A; sub-sections A-K, e.g. P001_AEA12 (i.e. Section A (Old Churchyard), Sub-Section E, Grid Ref A12)
- The 1884 Section - Section B; Sub-sections A-F, e.g. P001_BDB14 (i.e. Section B(1884), Sub-Section D, Grid Ref B14)
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