Attleborough – Thieves Lane Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

On this map of Attleborough from the early twentieth century, there’s B Gd. marked, or Burial Garden.


I didn’t add much to the debate on how Thieves Lane got its name, but one legacy that remains along it is the burial garden that remains along the road. The Wesleyan Methodist church opened here in 1809 and in the following year, this graveyard was laid out. The church built new premises nearby in 1872, on Station Road, leaving just the graveyard behind in a similar manner to that in Swaffham.

Today, the graveyard is a public park following its formal closure in 1991 for burials.

Most of the graves have been placed by the wall of the neighbouring building.