Linwood Cemetery, Bromley, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand


Latitude: -43.5298202037634, Longitude: 172.681303024292

Notes:
Linwood Cemetery, the fifth oldest surviving cemetery in Christchurch, opened in 1884 it was the first Christchurch municipal cemetery operated by the Christchurch City Council. In keeping with international trends of the time, the Cemetery was located on the outskirts of the city, bounded by Butterfield Ave, Hay St, Buckley Rd and McGregors Rd. It was at one time called Christchurch Cemetery or Sandilands Cemetery, on account of the sandy soil, very suitable for digging. The cemetery has many large and interesting monuments, most of which are to the memory of early residents of the eastern suburbs. It has a Jewish section, including graves re-sited from the 19th century Jewish cemetery in Hereford Street. The nature of the cemetery means that it is thought that there is a wider cross-section of society buried there than at other Christchurch cemeteries and church graveyards of the nineteenth cemetery.

Linwood Cemetery is the resting place several notable New Zealanders including Bishop Churchill Julius, the second Anglican Bishop of Christchurch; Thomas John Edmonds and his wife Jane Elizabeth Edmonds of Edmonds Factory fame; and explorer Arthur Dudley Dobson.
This cemetery, which has some exquisite examples of early monumental masonry, has fallen into disrepair as a result of vandalism and neglect. The sandy soils on this site do not provide a sound foundation for headstones and surrounds. An extensive restoration programme is currently (2008) in progress at Linwood Cemetery. This includes repairs to monumental masonry, path reconstruction, landscape enhancement and entrance redevelopment.
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Cemetery Records


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
 
    Charles Arthur Colby Frost (d. 25 Mar 1968)
 
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
 
    Clara Agnes Hall (d. 24 Apr 1929)
 
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
 
    Joseph Frost (d. 20 Jan 1933)
 
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
Bromley Cemetery Register entry
 
    Minnie Amelia Try (d. 19 Apr 1941)
 
Linwood Cemetery register entry
Linwood Cemetery register entry
 
  33/509  Charles Scholfield (d. 3 Oct 1901)
 
Linwood Cemetery Register entry
Linwood Cemetery Register entry
 
  339  Louisa Jane Cross (d. 3 Jan 1900)
 
Linwood Cemetery Register entry
Linwood Cemetery Register entry
Thomas William Scholfield 
  32/438SWC