Shared Spaces


Shared Spaces was a 2012 heritage project that focussed on the North Road Burial Ground in Southend-on-Sea. Working with the Westborough School, Share Spaces explored the history of the burial ground and the 8054 people buried there and the use of the space as an outdoor classroom for a host of activities that helped the children understand their local heritage and returned the area to a respectful use by the current generation.

As part of the project, the team worked with the Southend Branch of the Essex Society for Family History to transcribe the thousands of entries in the Burial Record Books held by Southend Borough  Council Burial Services Department and make them available to the whole community.

To download the Excel Database please click on the XLS icon below (The file is 3.7mb)