A significant amount of gardening work has been carried out in recent years by the Friends of Smallcombe, with the support of the BANES Council and other sponsors, to improve the site from its condition in 2014. However a change to the Council's requirements for Public Liability Insurance means the Friends are no longer able to be involved. All gardening responsibilites therefore fall back on BANES and we obviously hope that, without volunteer support, the condition of the grounds will not be allowed to revert to their previous state.
Church of England Chapel
The building, despite its Grade II listing, is in a critical state, and has been for many years. As it is privately owned repairs could not be included with our Heritage Lottery application. We understand discussions continue between the Council and the owner, although on the basis of years of inaction regarding maintenance of the building, we are currently not optimistic of progress. This video illustrates why it is well worth saving - but time is running out.
Access from Horseshoe Walk
The road has always been privately owned and access rights are as they always have been, but new signs at the entrance do deter some visitors. Access on foot is fine, but there is no facility to park on the road or adjacent to the cemetery. We promote walking to Smallcombe. Please respect the privacy of the farm and the cemetery cottage.
Project Director: Steve Kerss 07968 874173
Please note this website is maintained by the Friends of Smallcombe Cemetery to promote knowledge of, and visits to the cemetery. Questions about the day to day operation of the cemetery are best answered by relevant Church or Council officials.