The cemetery, in Chapel Lane
This was the site of St Anne's chapel prior to
the building of our own church following Bagshot becoming a parish in its
own right in 1875. The old chapel was demolished and this present chapel
of rest built some time later.
Many of the headstones have suffered the ravages of time and are barely
discernible. Douglas Marshall is one of many who have written regarding burial
details "I'm still tring to find details of the graves in Bagshot cemetery,
where my great grand mother was buried. I was told the records were lost
or burnt in the war."699.806 I think that I once saw
in the village library a book giving details of the inscriptions on the
headstones but I do not have a copy or any more details. If any reader can
help with where to find these records then many people will be appreciative.
The graveyard is now maintained by Windlesham Parish Council (no connection
with the church, Parish Council is the historic name for the smallest level
of local government). They have published a list of burial records, see
follow the link for 'burial records'.
Below the old mill pond, now integrated into the garden
of a house.
If we are being strictly accurate the traffic queue on the
A322 Bracknell Road (seeking to join the M3 on a Friday
evening) is not in Bagshot for the boundary runs down the middle of the dual
carriageway and so the cars are in Windlesham. Peak time traffic can
be a bit of a problem, but that is by no means something unique to our village.
This dual carriageway was built in
the 1960's and crossed the A30 on an underpass.
"Before then," writes Ron Frost, "the road from Bracknell to Bagshot
ended where it entered the A30 on top of the railway bridge through traffic
lights. That point was up a steep gradient and was always a problem in the
snow or ice weather. I worked in Bracknell and used the road to drive there
every day. When the road was slippery, one had to try to gauge the lights
so that you did not have to stop or your car would slide back down hill,
often into other cars. Happy Days." 612.0206
To continue south from the junction Ron describes you would have had to turn
right along the A30 into Bagshot village and then turn left into Bridge Road
and Guildford Road.
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