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Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford

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Wolvercote Cemetery is a cemetery in the parish of Wolvercote, Oxford, England. Its main entrance is on Banbury Road and it has a side entrance in Five Mile Drive. It has a funeral chapel, public toilets and a small amount of car parking.
The cemetery was opened in 1889 and now contains more than 15,000 burials.
The cemetery has a number of sections for individual religions or ethnicities, including Bahá'í, Muslim, Jewish, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Polish Roman Catholic and other Roman Catholic.
There is an area for the burial of cremated remains, an area for green burials and an area for the burial of stillborns and infants.
Many notable people are buried in Wolvercote Cemetery, including many former academics of the University of Oxford.
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  • A quiet, beautiful cemetery with many old, beautiful graves. This place is popular mostly due to Tolkien being buried here, you can easily find his grave thanks to little signs.  more »
  • It may be hard to imagine and even harder to explain – for the first time ever I have felt such strong emotions while standing next to the grave of someone I have never met in my life. It may be becau...  more »
  • Though it’s a couple miles outside town, the #2 bus stops right outside the cemetery gates for easy access. Tolkien’s grave is clearly signposted, and its simple design provides the perfect place for ...  more »
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  • Unfortunately on the same cemetery are buried Tolkien and Helena Wolinska-Brus. Shame
  • As a big fan, I had to pass through Oxford and check few things. It took me a while to find the grave but I felt it was worth it.
  • If you are a Tolkien fan, you have to come here, because here is Tokien and his wife’s grave.
  • Very pretty, very peaceful - especially on a Summer's day. Took me 5 minutes to find Tolkien's grave as there are marked stones along the path pointing the way so look out for those. There's only parking for about 10 cars - along the road as soon as you drive in, but as I'm guessing it's usually quiet you should be OK if you choose to drive there. You drive around the small cemetery chapel to get back out.
  • As well as Tolkien being buried at this cemetery..our loved ones are there..my son Patrick, my stepson, my mum and dad and 2 lovely Uncles. Its a very special tranquil place.
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