Map D: The Ironbridge Gorge

Quaker Burial Ground




Quaker Burial Ground

Quaker Burial Ground

Dating from the 18th century, the Quaker Burial ground contains the graves of many ironmasters and manufacturers associated with Coalbrookdale.


These include Abraham Darby III (1789), the builder of the Ironbridge, and William Reynolds (1803), Ironmaster. Abraham Darby II (1763) who made provision for the cemetery was the first member of the famous Darby family to be buried there. The last was Rebecca Sarah Darby in 1908. The cemetery saw its last burial in 1982.




The cemetery consists of a sloping lawn with 2 huge fir trees enclosed behind high brick walls. Access is through an iron gateway in the wall.


Visitors will note that the headstones are separated from the graves and placed around the walls.



Comments 1 - 6 of 6 (Page 1 of 1)


Hi Suzy
The document should download okay as a pdf. If you would prefer to email me at I can email a copy to you.
Kind regards
Submitted by Admin on 14 August 2015 10:46
Hi, I can't open the document containing the names and the website link isn't working. Can you help? Thanks a lot!
Submitted by Suzy Harrison Gloucestershire on 13 August 2015 22:21
I have just added a document containing the names into a teaching resource.
Submitted by Admin on 13 August 2015 16:15
My family history suggests that a Joseph Davies was working as a Butler for the Darby Family of Coalbrookdale in about 1846.
Is it possible that he may be interred in the Quaker Burial Ground ?
Any information would be gratefully accepted.
Submitted by Jill Schupina , Victoria, Australia on 06 August 2015 02:56
looking for George and/or Thomas Cranage perhaps interned here
Submitted by Stanley Cranage Leeds Yorkshire on 25 May 2014 14:30
Is there a list of all the people buried there? As I am wondering if any of my ancestors are buried there. Parker and Fletcher families.
Submitted by Johanna Clarke on 23 January 2013 14:01


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