Wolvercote Cemetery

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Wolvercote Cemetery is a municipal cemetery in north Oxford. It is the final resting place of J.R.R. Tolkien. He was buried with his wife, Edith. John Tolkien's grave is not far away from his parents' grave. Humphrey Carpenter is also buried in Wolvercote Cemetery.

The Grave of J.R.R and Edith Tolkien

The Tolkiens' grave

Edith Tolkien died on 28 November, 1971, at the age of eighty-two, and Tolkien had the name Lúthien engraved on her stone.[1] On sundays after church he would visit her grave.[2] When Tolkien died 21 months later of pneumonia on 2 September, 1973, at the age of 81, he was buried in the same grave, with Beren added to his name,[3] so that the engraving now reads:

Edith Mary Tolkien, Lúthien, 1889 – 1971
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Beren , 1892 – 1973

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