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Please click on the heading to see photographs of some of the more interesting memorials in Southampton Old Cemetery.

Cemetery Gates

The archway is of a Mock Tudor design with wrought iron gates that include the name Southampton Villa.


The only walk-in monument in the Cemetery, this mausoleum was ordered by Araline Gamlen Nicholas to house the coffin of her son Richard Nicholas in 1901, and is Grade II listed. When she died in 1910 she too was buried here, as was her daughter Araline Allen, who had married for the first time aged 58, only a few months before her death in 1928.

Pearce Memorial

This memorial was made for the banker Robert Pearce, who died in 1861.

Also buried here are his wife Hannah, his son Henry Stanley Pearce, and his son's wife Emily Waterhouse (she remarried).

The sculpture by Richard Cockle Lucas represents the three virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity, and is a Grade II listed monument.

General Juan Manuel de Rosas memorial

From 1852 until his death in 1877, Juan Manuel de Rosas, deposed dictator of Argentine, lived in Southampton.

His body was returned to Buenos Aires in1985, but other members of his family are still interred here.

The Cross of Sacrifice

Stands in the entrance of the cemetery, and signifies that there are over 100 War Commission Graves within the cemetery.

Captain Smith memorial

Shape based on his design for a lifeboat for paddle steamers.

Sothern Memorial

Grave of Edward Askew Sothern, renowned Victorian comic actor.

John Ross

Known to the Zulu's as a hero, remembered by many memorials in Durban, South Africa. The Friends raised funds for a memorial, to mark his originally unmarked grave.