Research Volunteer – Richmond Old Burial Ground

Habitats & Heritage are looking for volunteers to research the intriguing lives of those laid to rest at Richmond Old Burial Ground.

Richmond Old Burial Ground was first opened in 1856 and provides a fascinating insight into those living in Victorian Richmond, from Walter Hood Fitch to the Canon Charles Tickell Proctor, who funded Grove Gardens Chapel. Grove Gardens Chapel was built by Sir Arthur Blomfield 1875-1877. One of two chapels for the cemetery, Grove Gardens chapel was the Anglican building whilst the chapel just outside the cemetery walls was the non-conformist structure.

Grove Gardens Chapel

Habitats & Heritage would welcome a volunteer who would be interested in researching the lives of those buried within the old cemetery, writing articles to be posted on our website, informing future tours and leaflets.

If you have a passion for history, good writing skills and research experience, get in touch with us at to apply.

Follow this link to learn more about our project to conserve Grove Gardens Chapel.

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