British Cemetery


British Cemetery is situated near Raj Bhavan around 7 km from Panaji and 4 km from Miramar. It was constructed in 1802 and has 47 tombstones and 56 gravestones of sepulchral relics. Considered as the only remain of the British occupation of Goa during the Napoleonic period, it is around 180 years old. The British Cemetery at present is managed by the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology.

It is believed that this cemetery was constructed during the Napoleonic Wars during 1799 to 1813. The cemetery served as a British garrison of the military who were stationed at Raj Bhavan to prevent Goa from falling into the French hands. Tombstones and gravestones in the cemetery date from 1808 to 1912.