Graves & Memorials

An index of deceased names with the numbered plan/location number of each grave and/or memorial can be found HERE 

The location of the plans relative to the church is HERE

Click on relevant plan letter A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H to find exact location of the grave/memorial number

Tomb effigy of an unidentified lawyer. In a wall recess in the south aisle is the effigy of an unidentified lawyer datable on stylistic grounds to c.1330. It has been variously suggested it is that of Ralph de Bereford. Recent research (2024) by Prof. Nigel Saul, Emeritus Professor of Mediaeval History at Royal Holloway College, confirms that evidence indicates it is Ralph de Bereford. An article drawing the various threads together and explaining who he was, his importance to history and why his effigy is in our church can be found HERE

The 'Old' Graveyard

Scans of the the original Parish Registers can be seen by clicking on the links below:

Index of burials 1631-1845 (large pdf)

Index of Burials 1813-45 (large pdf)

The 'New' Graveyard

...was consecrated on September 23rd 1907. It was replaced by the Hempton Road Cemetery in 1973, though a small number of burials have since been made in existing family plots.

In 1972, just prior to closure, kerbs round the graves were removed and a survey made in order to identify the occupants of each plot. This was subsequently annotated to reflect additional burials in the graveyard. Scans of the survey can be seen by clicking on the links below.

Original survey (pdf) 

Transcription of the survey (pdf)

#Editor's note: The above documents were published on DoL in January 2013; since then some relatives have advised of errors and omissions in the 1973 survey. We cannot amend the original document but we have, when so advised, amended the transcription using red italic font.

War graves 

"A Parish at War" documents the military service of the men and women from Deddington, Clifton and Hempton over the past 200 years.  

The book lists all those known to have died in combat and the locations of all their graves or memorials both abroad and in UK.

Hempton Road Parish Cemetery

The Cemetery Gates were designed by competion as a Millenium Project