Cemetery NumberNT003
TownNEWPORT
Cemetery NameCOMMON interment GROUND
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LocationFAREWELL ST
StateRI
DirectionE
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Distance20
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Size in Feet600
Size in Feet1000
Burials10000
Inscriptions7000
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Exist?YES
Last viewed date?2019
Newest1999
Oldest1660
VandalismY
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PoleG
CommentA land grant to Newport through Dr. Man Clarke, 1640. Bayles' "History that Newport County," NY, 1888, describes it thus: "The "Common Ground," for this reason called, is the oldest public cemetery in Newport. It was laid out about 1665. It remains today in every its primitive surroundings, and also the strange headstones of usual slate, v their crude oil inscriptions, awaken a emotion of veneration which surrounding this spot with no small degree of interest. Below may be viewed the tombs of plenty of of the beforehand governors that the colony, the of a signer of the declaration of Independence, the tombs of our beforehand merchants and clerical worthies. Numerous stones are devoted the memory of old sea captains. The cemetery includes twenty stones on which armorial ensigns space cut; every one of these lie flat on the surface of the ground while many were originally box tombs, and of food have, like most of the early on stones in this ground, experienced every sort of injury, even in a fewcases, mutilation. Among the stones ~ above which family members arms are cut may it is in mentione the Cranstons, Sanford, Bayley, Wanton, Thurston, Chaloner, Buckmaster, Freebody, Vernon, Ellery, Sears, Gardner and also Ward.


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One might practically write a background of Newport in this common ground, so full are the inscriptions on the stones put up here" (pp. 542-543).
Conditiongood
Enclosurestone wall
Gateiron gate
Growthgrass-well kept
Terrainhilly moderate
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