City of Winchester
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In the 1830's Winchester did not have a cemetery and the graveyards of the City's churches were overcrowded and in some cases had reached their capacity to accord burials for the citizens.
This site chosen was on the southern slope of West Hill with its northern boundary on St. James' Lane, then known as Barnes Lane. The land belonged to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral. Alderman Stopher records that the appointed architect was Owen Brown Carter who designed the Lodge and the two chapels and the perimeter wall with its elegant pillars and railings. The Lodge still stands at the northeast entrance just above the St. James' Lane railway bridge, but both the chapels have been removed. Although the Cemetery is now closed, occasional burials in family plots and vaults do still take place.Added by Wertypop.
The regimental depots of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, the Rifle Brigade and the King's Royal Rifle Corps were at Winchester during both wars.There are 117 wargraves here.