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View of Osney Cemetery.
Lych gate entrance to the cemetery.

Osney Cemetery is a disused Church of England cemetery in Osney, west Oxford, England. It is in Mill Street south of Botley Road and near the site of Osney Abbey. It borders the Cherwell Valley Line railway a short distance south of Oxford railway station.

The cemetery was established in 1848, along with Holywell Cemetery and St Sepulchre's Cemetery.[1] In 1855, new burials were forbidden at all Oxford city churches, apart from in existing vaults.

The entrance has a lych gate.[2]

The cemetery contains 25 Commonwealth war graves from the First World War and also one British soldier killed in the Second World War.[3]

It also contains the overflow from other church cemeteries within the Oxford area already filled to capacity. One ‘Edward Alfred Wooding’ who died in the John Radcliffe Infirmary on 3 March 1945, is buried there. As the burial was never officially marked or recorded and no headstone was allowed, evidence comes from an entry in the JR Infirmary’s record of death and those who attended, his wife, Mother and oldest daughter.

The cemetery is now closed to new burials.[4] It is still a large green space in central Oxford. It has been proposed to plant more native trees in the area.[5]

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Coordinates: 51°44′59″N 1°16′12″W / 51.749747°N 1.269941°W / 51.749747; -1.269941