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Old Anglican Cemetery

Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2002/11/09

Exterior photo of Old Anglican Cemetery surrounded by a fence, Woody Point, NL.; Town of Woody Point 2005
Old Anglican Cemetery, Woody Point, NL.
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Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/12/02

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Old Anglican Cemetery is located on the hillside at 014 Shore Road in the community of Woody Point, and within the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gros Morne, Newfoundland and Labrador. The designation encompasses the gravesites surrounded by the fence.

Heritage Value

The Old Anglican Cemetery is municipally designated because it is historically valuable.

The historical importance of this cemetery lies in its association with the founding settlers of Woody Point, who are laid to rest here. Woody Point was first settled in 1849 by John Roberts and his wife, Emma and their four children. They are buried in this cemetery. Another noteworthy early settler was Solomon Wilton, who donated his land for the construction of the Church of the Epiphany Anglican Church, which stands today. Wilton’s grave is also in this cemetery. The oldest headstone found in the cemetery dates from 1846 and according to church records there are approximately two hundred people laid to rest there, however less than fifty grave markers can be seen. The last burial for this cemetery took place in 1913.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador file number 1802 - Woody Point.

Character-Defining Elements

All those elements that define the early cemetery, including:
-headstones, including those with inscriptions;
-fence surrounding the gravesites; and
-location, orientation and dimensions.



Newfoundland and Labrador

Recognition Authority

NL Municipality

Recognition Statute

Municipalities Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Building, Structure or Land

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Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1846/01/01 to 1913/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type



Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Office Town of Woody Point P.O. Box 100 Woody Point, NL A0K 1P0

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