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Exeter Higher Cemetery (Heavitree)

District: 
Exeter
Parish: 
Exeter
Grid ref: 
SX 938 931
Map no: 
Landranger 192
Type of site: 
Victorian cemetery
Description: 

The original section of 1855 and perhaps the first extension merit designation. The area to the east is of little interest.  Veitch's were employed to landscape the site, initially 4.5 acres were alloted to the Church of England and 1.5 to non-conformists. Each portion had its own chapel, designed by local architect Edward Ashworth, who also planned the lodge and gates.  A large granite cross by Harry Hems of Exeter commemorated the 160 people who died in the Exeter Theatre fire of 1887.

Chapel in Exeter Higher Cemetery with granite cross in foreground.
Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500 Historic Maps c1880 scale 1:2500
References: 
Trevor Falla: Discovering Exeter – 3, 1983
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer