Reasons to visit

Make the most of our beautiful secret space. Whether for a peaceful walk in nature, observing wildlife or learning more from the historical people of Bath remembered here.  We hope that you appreciate the serenity, reflect on its role as part of the community and respect the important heritage being preserved for future generations. 

Featured Graves Videos

We've identified a number of individuals within the grounds whose stories we've brought to life in short videos, available to watch on your device by scanning QR Codes you find as you explore the peaceful surroundings. Through these you'll learn more about life in Bath during the Edwardian and Victorian eras.

 

 

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Wildlife

5 to Look for:

Ringlet Butterfly

Lichen

Roe Deer

Coral Root

Balck & Ref Froghopper

The 'secret' setting and garden design provide a veriety of habitats for many types of Wildlife. The different rock-types fot he memorials are home to over 100 species of Lichen. As you stroll around the paths, you will see that we are encouraging a wild-flower meadow grassland by cutting only twice a year. Quaking grass, tor-grass and small plants provide food for butterflies, such as Ringlet, and many other inverterbrates.

Cemetery History

The cemetery has two chapels, the Anglican, dating from 1855 by Thomas Fuller as a fine porch; the Non-Conformist built in 1861, to a please octagonal design, is by Alfred Goodridge. By the mid 1880's, the cemetery was well established. A hundred years and some 7000 burials later, however, it was closed to new grave plots.

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Bath Skyline walk

The views from the cemetery are fantastic and form part of the longer Skyline Walk created by the National Trust and supported by Bath Tourism.

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Facilities on-site

Please be aware that the cemetery is, by its very purpose, a remote location. As part of the preservation of its history, the aim is for there to be as little modern influence as possible. Therefore, facilities on site are limited. Please also bear in ind that the paths can be slippery in wet conditions and work is ongoing to make safe areas where there is damage or degradation. Please be careful.

NOT AVAILABLE

  • Toilets

  • Parking

  • Refreshments

AVAILABLE

 

  • Benches

  • Litter Bins

  • Bins for dogs

 

QR codes are a form of digital technology that allows you to access more detailed information about a particular subject or object, that is held on a website. It looks like the sqaure above with a unique combination of  black and white pixels unique. This option reduces the physcial impact and financial output costly information boards and places the user in control of access immediately.

What is a QR Code?
How do I use a QR Code at Smallcombe?

Its easy, all you need is a smartphone with an App that allows you to scan the codes using the in-built camera. At Graveside you'll see the printed codes for scanning.

1. Open your App on your phone

2. Point your phone's camera at the QR code

3. Hey presto, the information
will automatically load.

4. Enjoy the information.

5. Find the next code.

What App do I use?

We recommend downloading an App to your smartphone before visiting. This is the one we use:

i-nigma
For Apple, Android, Windows & Blackberry
 

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