First Parish Burial Ground
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts

Date: July 17, 2001

Cemetery: First Parish Burial Ground
Established: ~1620
Street: Centennial Avenue
Type: Road-public
City: Gloucester
County: Essex
State: Massachusetts
Nation: USA
Zip: 01930
Location: Suburban-developed
Land: Flat
Watersource: No
Features: Trees
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Wall-Broken
Gate: Locks
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Gravestones: >150
Oldest: ~1625
Newest: <1910
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Unknown
Association: Unsure
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: There is a record at the Gloucester City Hall - Division of Archives
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Graffiti
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth : Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Moss
Drainage: Seasonal problem
Problem: Encroachment
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: The current status of this cemetery is:
Owner: Cemetery
Bordering: Transportation
Change: Same
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted: City Hall - Mayors office - Gloucester, Massachusetts

Other Information

There is evidence of extremely early gravesites with intricate carving - yet many of the stones have been shattered and lay in pieces. Many of the earliest graves have been desecrated.


Submitted by:

name: Andrea Elias
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