Gloucestershire Places of Worship

New Burial Ground, Ashleworth (1) (117k) New Burial Ground, Ashleworth (2) (100k) Above Photograph(s)
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New Burial Ground, Ashleworth
New Burial Ground,
Ashleworth Quay Lane,
Ashleworth, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded before 1923, and we understand it is still open.

Ashleworth New Burial Ground is on a corner of the lane leading to Ashleworth Church, and thereafter to Ashleworth Quay. As can be seen from our photographs, it is planted with a fine collection of evergreens; and Google StreetView shows there is a pretty pink hawthorn on the left side of the entrance, via a lych gate.

As late as 1923, according to Kelly's Directory of that year, Ashleworth Quay was a place on the River Severn for loading and unloading cargo. There was a ferry from there across the river to Sandhurst. Kelly doesn't mention the burial ground, but it is shown on an OS Map of that year, though not on the equivalent Map of 1903.

The soil in the parish was said by Kelly to consist chiefly of lias clay, and in the lower portion closer to the river is "a fine tract of alluvial soil, containing some of the finest meadow and orchard land in the country, and celebrated for its dairy produce". The chief crops were wheat, beans and clover, and the parish contains 1,752 acres of fertile soil, and 14 of water.

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.

Maps

This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SO8178325312. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 3 Jul 2013 at 10:15.

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