Bolton Street Cemetery, CBD, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand


Latitude: -41.279386782915424, Longitude: 174.772310256958

Notes:
Bolton Street Memorial Park is home to Wellington’s oldest cemetery, which dates back to 1840. The Park offers a tranquil, historically interesting escape, minutes from the city centre.

There is a heritage rose collection inspired by original graveside plantings. Blooms peak in November.

Many of early Wellington’s notable figures are buried here, including New Zealand company founder Edward Gibbon Wakefield, NZ’s longest serving prime minister Richard John Seddon, shoe merchant Robert Hannah, The Evening Post founder Henry Blundell and senior chief at Pipitea Pa, Te Ropiha Moturoa (of Ngati Mutunga).
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Cemetery Photos

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Karori Cemetery Memorial Lamppost
Karori Cemetery Memorial Lamppost
 

Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone - John Houghton and family.jpg
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone - John Houghton and family.jpg
This is the family headstones in their original Sydney St location. Photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter prior to the Cemetery being dismantled to kake way for the Wellington Motorway 
    Family: Captain John Houghton/Mary Ann Harris (F1706)
 
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone - Mary Ann Houghton
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone - Mary Ann Houghton
 
    Mary Ann Harris (d. 6 Jun 1893)
 
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone John Houghton and children Sophia and John
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone John Houghton and children Sophia and John
 
    Captain John Houghton (d. 8 Sep 1879)
John David Houghton (d. 2 Jun 1860)
Sophia Ann Houghton (d. 1 Apr 1861)
 
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone Mary Ann Houghton
Bolton St Cemetery Headstone Mary Ann Houghton
 
    Mary Ann Harris (d. 6 Jun 1893)
 
Bolton Street cemetery register entry
Bolton Street cemetery register entry
 
    David Allen Grigg (d. 16 Apr 1853)
 
Bolton Street Cemetery Register entry
Bolton Street Cemetery Register entry
 
    William John Raymond (d. 12 Mar 1904)