Highfield Church 1850-1899
The parish records, including the burial registers of Highfield Church (formally known as Christ Church, Portswood), are kept in Southampton City Archives. With permission from the church these entries were transcribed during the work of identifying graves in the churchyard. The files below contain these transcripts.
The burial register is described as “Burials in the district of Portswood in the parish of South Stoneham in the county of Southampton”. It is just one volume but I have transcribed it in two parts.
Highfield churchyard was only active as a burial ground between 1850 and 1866 although a few were buried after this date. These later burials were generally related to family plots or significant local individuals and they are included in the burials list.
After this date the register continues to include those for whom services were held, but were not buried in the churchyard. It covers the period of 1867 to 1881 and was stopped shortly after Reverend Edgar Silver arrived. The majority of pages state that the burials took place at Southampton Cemetery, now referred to as Southampton Old Cemetery. A few pages (70, 71 and 77-81) do not list where the individuals were buried but this was probably an oversight. South Stoneham Cemetery did not open until 1905.