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Location address: United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Key Hill Cemetery has quite some notable people buried here, such as writer Harriet Martineau.
There is a story that she had taphophobia or fear of premature burial. The story is that she left her doctor money and instructions to decapitate her before burial (but after her death).
Her gravestone can’t be found anymore on the graveyard.
Key Hill Cemetery, (OS grid reference SP059882), originally called Birmingham General Cemetery, a Nonconformist (non-denominational) cemetery, is the oldest cemetery (not being in a churchyard) in Birmingham, England. It opened on 23 May 1836. Located in Hockley, the city’s Jewellery Quarter, it is one of two cemeteries there (the other being Warstone Lane Cemetery). It is no longer available for new burials.