The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

 
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Heritage Open Days: Afternoon tea with the Countess of Bridgewater

22
Sep
Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 3:00pm
Free

The Countess of Bridgewater invites you to discover more about the establishment of the Cemetery and some of her contemporaries buried there, followed by a revitalising cup of tea!

When the churchyard around St Peter’s was full to bursting, something had to be done.. Wealthy benefactor and chatelaine of Ashridge House, Charlotte Catherine Countess of Bridgewater (1763—1849) came to the rescue and donated the land for the Rectory Lane Cemetery to the town in 1842. 

If it had not been for her generosity, we would not have Rectory Lane Cemetery, the detached churchyard to St Peter’s at all. 

 

Heritage Open Days 25th anniversary
Presented as part of the Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture

 


 

Details

Date:
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Tickets

Further information

Organiser:
Kate Campbell
Phone:
 07866 024254
Email:
 Campbellkate01@gmail.com

Venue

Rectory Lane Cemetery
Rectory Lane
Berkhamsted, HP4 2BT United Kingdom

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