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Smallcombe - The Current Position


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. The enforced break created by COVID means we now need to reset for the future to ensure past gains are not lost. Very positive news is that volunteer gardening activity is to be managed for 2022 and going forward by the Sydney Buildings Residents Association - who have always been strong source of public support for Smallcombe. If you feel able to help with a little hands on gardening to back up up the overall maintenance activity provided by BANES then please contact Mary Stacey at

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.

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