Quantock road cemetery is situated on the A39 between Bridgwater and Cannington and was first opened for burials in 1930.

It was first decided to have a new cemetery in the 1924 when the Rev Seymour Berry made a plea at a Town Council meeting stating that the old Wembdon road cemetery just down the road was becoming full, so a new site was needed.

The health committee reported in 1925 that the Borough Surveyor submitted a plan of the proposed layout of a field to be utilised as a cemetery for the western end of the town. The area was 4.38 acres, the plan showing ten sections, comprising approximately 3,524 grave spaces.

The committee approved the plan sublet to an estimate of the cost of the cemetery, which the Borough Surveyor reported at the next meeting was £7,857.  

An interesting ceremony took place on Friday 16 March1928, when the foundation stone laying was performed by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Ald Walter Deacon, J.P of the new chapel which was erected at the new cemetery and was provided by the Town Council.

The estimate is £995 for the lodge and £2,059 for the chapel.

The laying out of the site is being done by the Town Council by direct labour. Mr H.P. Bishop (the borough engineer) is the architect and the contractors for the buildings are Messrs H.W. Pollard and sons.

 
 
 
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