Topic categories:

Holy Trinity/St Peters district

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionNo action

Displaying 1 to 10 of 10 posts

Page 1 of 1

No actionNo action
10 posts:
Order:    

Debbyh
Rugby
All posts by this member
1 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:55pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:6

I wonder if anyone could help regarding St Peters Church. I have a burial record for an ancestor in 1845. The record says "Burials in the Parish of the Holy Trinity/St Peters District" What I am trying to find out is a) where the grave is, b) if there is a headstone and c) who else is buried in the grave. I have contacted the Herbert History record office and they have said that St Peters has been converted into flats and Warwick records office tell me that they have no record of grave locations or who else is buried in the grave. Can anyone tell me where this St Peters is/was as I understand that there is another church with the same name still in use. If there was another St Peters, what happened to the graves and who would hold the burial records now? Thank you Debby
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
All posts by this member
2 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:59pm  
Moderator: Joined Apr 2010  Total posts:4127

Hello Debbyh & welcome to our site. Wave This might need our one-time Hillfields people to answer you. Let's hope that you find out. Wave
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
scrutiny
coventry
All posts by this member
3 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 1:24pm  
Member: Joined Feb 2010  Total posts:644

Hi Debbyh, St Peters is still there or it was the last time I looked. If it is the right church you will find it at the top of Vine St. As far as I know there are still gravestones in the grounds. It used to be my old church as I lived in Raglan St. Hope this helps, Wave PS. Just checked on Google Earth, still there and it is in Charles St. Try phoning the St Peter Centre, they might be able to help you. 024 7663 2877. You would have to go up Canterbury St. to Charles St., blocked off at Vine St.
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
Debbyh
Rugby
All posts by this member
Thread starter
4 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 1:55pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:6

Thank you for your messages I became confused about St Peters when I received an email from the records office telling me that the church had been converted into flats. Up until that point I thought that St Peters was the one in Charles Street area. So I assumed that there must have been another St Peters at some time previously. Thanks for the phone number, I'll give them a ring. I might even go back to the records office and see what was meant by the email.
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
5 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 2:17pm  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:5201

Here's a photo for you Thumbs up
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
scrutiny
coventry
All posts by this member
6 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 5:01pm  
Member: Joined Feb 2010  Total posts:644

If you go to British History online, you might get a bit of sense out of what it says about the Parish of St Peters and Holy Trinity Parish. I can't, lol. Thumbs up
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
Debbyh
Rugby
All posts by this member
Thread starter
7 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 5:30pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:6

Finally solved it. I emailed the vicar at St Peter's. The church was sold off in 2007/8 and converted to apartments. Any remains were dug up and re-interred in the crypt at Holy Trinity. However, looking on google maps, there is still a part of the grounds that has been fenced off which still has headstones in it. It looks very overgrown. So I am wondering if all the remains were transferred or just those from graves in the area that was redeveloped into car park?
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
charabanc
Coventry
All posts by this member
8 of 10  Tue 12th Mar 2013 11:36pm  
Member: Joined Apr 2012  Total posts:167

Debbyh Many of the gravestones in Coventry churchyards had their inscriptions recorded some years ago by the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (BMSGH for short). If you contact them through their website the MI (Monumental Inscriptions) co-ordinator should be able to tell you whether St Peter's gravestones were recorded or not. The gravestones were moved to the edges of the lawns at the back of the church many years ago, well before the flats conversion took place, so that the parishioners could use the open space for church activities in an area where open spaces were at a premium. I presume that the remains were re-interred at that point. I believe that if churches intend to build on. or develop, an area of graveyard, the church is obliged to have a grave plot and MI survey conducted first.
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
Debbyh
Rugby
All posts by this member
Thread starter
9 of 10  Mon 6th May 2013 4:27pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:6

It appears that there is some confusion about the graves at St Peters. I was told by the vicar that the churchyard was closed in 2001 and any remains were exhumed and reinterred into the crypt at Holy Trinity. The church was converted around 2007/2008 and a lot of the ground was concreted over for a car park. I have now been told by Holy Trinity that no remains from St Peters have been interred there. So what's going on? Surely someone must know what if anything happened to the graves before the conversion. Have they just been concreted over or what? The area at the front is where any surviving headstones were moved to. Seems a bit airy fairy to me. I know its 150 years, but I do have relatives buried there and would like to know what has happened to the grave Sad
Holy Trinity/St Peters district
charabanc
Coventry
All posts by this member
10 of 10  Thu 9th May 2013 10:40am  
Member: Joined Apr 2012  Total posts:167

Check with the BMSGH and ask for the MI (Memorial Inscriptions) Co-ordinator for any records which may have been made.
Holy Trinity/St Peters district

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionNo action

Displaying 1 to 10 of 10 posts

Page 1 of 1

No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Ex-Cov Kid in Australia
|

Next (newer) topic

John Fennell (Lord Mayor)
View similar topics in the Local History and Heritage category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,611,309

Website & counter by Rob Orland © 2019

Load time: 296ms