Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Mapping – Key to Indexes

The only Graves shown in the Alpha Indexes are those where a surname is either known or recorded from IOW Bereavement Services Records. The Maps show the location of many more graves and the Legend Sheet indicates how the various types of grave are indicated.

Due to the fact that the graves do not line up with the Grid Reference lines some liberties have had to be taken with grid references as parts of some graves are in adjacent squares ( eg. A1/A2). There are examples where a single grave is actually in four adjacent squares but only a reference to the two squares containing the major part of the grave is given

The Column Headings record the following details

Surname
Surname of the occupant/s of the grave

Forename
A single Forename of the occupant of the grave if known

Source
Source of the names. ‘Grave’ indicates that the name has been read from the grave, either a headstone, kerbstone or othe marker. ‘Records’ ndicates that the name is derived from IOW Bereavement Services Records.

Condition
‘Marker’ indicates that there is a marker of some kind to indicate the location of a grave. ‘No Marker’ indicates that there is either no indication of the location of a grave or only a depression or mound on the ground. ‘Obscured’ indicates that the grave is either wholly or partly obscured by foliage of some kind.

Section
The section of the Cemetery in which the grave is located.

Plot
Plot Number where known

Drg No
The RSHG Map Number on which the location of the grave is indicated

Location
Reference to the Grid Square on the relevant Map