Wolvercote Cemetery

Wolvercote Cemetery chapel

Wolvercote Cemetery is a cemetery in the parish of Wolvercote, Oxford, England. Its main entrance is on Banbury Road and it has a side entrance in Five Mile Drive. It has a funeral chapel, public toilets and a small amount of car parking.

The cemetery was opened in 1889 and now contains more than 15,000 burials.


The cemetery has a number of sections for individual religions or ethnicities, including Bahá'í, Muslim, Jewish, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Polish Roman Catholic and other Roman Catholic.

There is an area for the burial of cremated remains, an area for green burials and an area for the burial of stillborns and infants.

Selected burialsEdit

Grave of J.R.R. and Edith Tolkien

Many notable people are buried in Wolvercote Cemetery, including many former academics of the University of Oxford.

War GravesEdit

The cemetery includes the graves of 44 Commonwealth service personnel: 21 from World War I and 23 from World War II.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Wolvercote Cemetery". Cemetery Details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Breakdown of figures obtained from casualties record

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Coordinates: 51°47′29″N 1°16′24″W / 51.79131°N 1.27321°W / 51.79131; -1.27321