Background and Aims

The National Maritime Museum memorial index includes records, of monuments commemorating British people with maritime related work or careers and the victims of disaster at sea. May we thank all the individuals and groups who have kindly sent us information during the past twenty years. The standards of the records may vary and the index is far from complete or comprehensive so we would be very grateful to hear suggestions for any additions, corrections or amendments. We are interested in church and cemetery memorials, statues and church windows with the following exceptions…

For records of Commonwealth War Graves

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road
Berkshire SL6 7DX
Tel: +44 (0)1 6283 4221
Fax: +44 (0)1 6287 71208

For records of post 1914 war memorials

Imperial War Museum
(The National Inventory of War Memorials)
Lambeth Road SE1 6HZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7416 5353
Fax: +44 (0)20 7416 5379

Reference Books

Frederick Burgess
English Churchyard Memorials
(Lutterworth Press, 1963)

Harold Mytum
Recording and analysing graveyards
(Council for British Archaeology, 2000)

Thomas Cocke, Donald Finley
Richards Halsey, Elizabeth Williamson
Recording a church: an illustrated glossary
(Council for British Archaeology, 1996)