Walk where your ancestors walked and understand where your ancestors came from. Godalming is an historic town which has preserved its past and is home to over 200 listed buildings. Start your ancestral visit at the ancient Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, first established in the 9th Century, which until 1857 was the main burial site for Godalming. Records show that since 1583 over 16,160 people were buried at the church. From the Parish Church a short leisurely stroll along picturesque Church Street will take you past the Pepperpot (The Old Town Hall) to the Godalming Museum where the burial records for the Parish Church can be viewed.
Burials in Godalming from 1857 would have mainly been at Nightingale Cemetery and from 1900 at either Nightingale or Eashing Cemetery. Burial records for these cemeteries are held by the Godalming Joint Burial Committee who have made a copy available at the Godalming Museum Library. You may also download the burial records for Nightingale & Eashing Cemeteries from the burial records page of this website.