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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.

Information Board
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?
Charles Davis


Bath city surveyor of works & architect

Moses Pickwick


Stagecoach owner and innkeeper

Thomas Clack


Pork butcher, fishmonger and auctioneer

William Moger


Naval Commander, Captain of the Clio

Mildred Farrar & Mary Loder
1905-1967  /  1902-1970

Artists, descent from James II & Nell Gwynn

George Fosbery VC


Soldier & inventor

John Vaughan


Stonemason and builder

Francis Milsom


Named famous street, sold pianos

John Maitland-Hardyman


Lieut. Colonel, scholar, poet, Orator

Joseph Churchill


Doctor, amateur dramatist

Fred Weatherly


Barrister and songwriter

Frank Goodridge


Assistant clerk, sailed on SS Gt Britain

Additional stories
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.
Kinard Baghot De La Bere
Engineer and chicken farmer
Mary Jones
Remarkable spiral monument, listed
Sarah Sumsion
Corset maker
Septimus Drew
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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