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A place of peace and rest from toil…

“I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be, when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago and people who will see a world that I shall never know.”

J.R.R. Tolkien


On September 2, 1973 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien passed from this world forever. Eventually joining his wife Edith at a lovely spot in Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford, England. On the day of his burial, he was taken down Banbury Road to the majestic wrought iron and stone gates of Wolvercote Cemetery. There he was laid to rest alongside Edith and on the headstone Tolkien had etched their full Christian names along with the names  Lúthien and Beren.

“She was (and knew she was) my Lúthien. I will say no more now… For ever (especially when alone) we still met in the woodland glade and went hand in hand many times to escape the shadow of imminent death before our last parting.”   ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Enjoy this wonderful video of one fans journey through Wolvercote Cemetery to Tolkien Gravesite…

The design of Tolkien’s grave site is in the English style of a ‘grave curb’ with rich loam in the center for planting a garden, around which is coped stone. This space has become a wonderful place for those who wish to leave a small memento or plant a flower in honor of the Professor’s love of good tilled earth.

A special Thank You to all of the photographers, who are featured on this page.

This updated page featuring Tolkien’s grave was created mainly for those unable to make the long journey to Professor Tolkien’s’ place of rest, so they can pay homage to the man.
Below is a 360 Panorama of Tolkien gravesite to offer just a hint of the beauty and serenity of this special place.

Use your cursor to move the image below and see a 360 degree view of Wolvercote Cemetery.

This Panorama is still in trial form until it’s fully tested. Controls will be added and the watermark removed in its final form coming soon.

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