Anglican Chapel Heritage Open Days

Sat 16 September 2023

Join the Historic Coventry Trust research team as they lead walking tours of London Road Cemetery.

Discover the characters through time, deep dive into the meaning of Victorian symbolism or discover the stories of Women of the Cemetery. Drop into the Anglican Chapel for refreshments and connect with the Coventry Family History Society who will be on hand to support locating loved ones.

Drop in | Tours are limited to 15 per tour with some walk-up tours available on the day

Tour timings:
Symbolism and Icons tour: 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm
Women of the Cemetery tour: 11.00am and 1.00pm
Paxton's Arboretum tour: 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Symbolism and Icons tour

Women of the Cemetery tour

Paxton's Arboretum tour


London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum has undergone extensive restoration work, showcasing this once-forgotten gem. The Anglican Chapel, the raised promenade and old entrance to the cemetery have all been restored, and new interpretation tells the fascinating stories of its residents, and its natural heritage.

Coventry Family History Society

Our friends at Coventry Family History Society will be on-hand to allow you to research your ancestors, and help you find their final resting place.

Their extensive records, and searchable database includes all the burials of London Road Cemetery from its opening in 1847 to December 1994. There are approximately 170,000 burial records plus Monumental Inscriptions and maps of the area.

Over the years the Coventry Family History Society have completed much research such as the burial records of many local cemeteries and The Apprentice Enrolments. They have transcribed the records held at Coventry Bereavement Services, Canley. Further and more in depth details can be found on their website,

Useful information

Visitors are advised that due to the historic nature of the buildings that ceilings are low, and footing is uneven in places. Those with reduced mobility are advised that multiple sets of steep steps are required to access these buildings.

Find us

London Road Cemetery, CV1 2JT

Visitors arriving by car should park in the Charterhouse car park (London Road, Coventry CV1 2JR) and enter the cemetery through the carriageway entrance.


What's on

There’s always plenty to see and do at Historic Coventry Trust places.