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Social History Trail
Our Social History Trail provides background information about some of the individuals resting here at Smallcombe. We have created 2-minute videos which you can watch as you explore the site and you can read longer biographies about their lives and their connections with Bath, here on the website.
Information is the result of research carried out by people with a personal connection to, or interest in the person. It aims to shed light on Victorian and Edwardian Bath.
Watch this introductory video about Smallcombe
for an example of what to expect.
At the entrance to the cemetery you'll find a board with information about the site.
Before you visit
Download the Map showing the paths within the cemetery and locations of the featured individuals.
QR Codes on site
Use a smart phone to scan the code on the stones and access the biographical videos of the individual.
Who were they?
Bath city surveyor of works & architect
Stagecoach owner and innkeeper
Pork butcher, fishmonger and auctioneer
Naval Commander, Captain of the Clio
1905-1967 / 1902-1970
Artists, descent from James II & Nell Gwynn
Soldier & inventor
Stonemason and builder
Named famous street, sold pianos
Lieut. Colonel, scholar, poet, Orator
Doctor, amateur dramatist
Barrister and songwriter
Assistant clerk, sailed on SS Gt Britain
So many interesting characters were discovered during our research but not all could have a video, yet it was important to share what we had collated as a part of Bath's history.
Engineer and chicken farmer
Remarkable spiral monument, listed
Eccentric Bachelor and House Agent
Could your ancestor be buried at Smallcombe?
A full list of people buried at Smallcombe or other Bath cemeteries has been collated by local historian Dr Philip Bendall.
You can see and search the full list and read more about his research at the Bath Burial Index website.
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