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Greenbank Cemetery, Easton, Bristol
Greenbank Cemetery,
Greenbank Road, BS5 6HL,
Easton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1871, and we understand it is still open.

"Greenbank Cemetery, an extensive burial place for the out-parish of St. Philip, laid out by the Burial Board of the district at a cost of about £11,500, was consecrated on the 14th April, 1871. Owing to the rapid growth of population, it was deemed advisable to extend the limits of the cemetery in 1880." So says John Latimer, in his The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887).

There are two mortuary chapels, dating from the opening of the Cemetery, and which the British Listed Buildings website tells us were designed by Henry Masters, in "High Victorian Gothic Revival" style. They are linked by an open cloister with a central tower, which has the Church of England chapel on its south side, and the Nonconformist to the north. The tympanum on the south west side has a carved tableau of Christ and the disciples, and the north east side has an inscription "Greenbank Cemetery / Opened 1871 / Enlarged 1881".

In the present day, the Cemetery is under the control of Bristol City Council. Their website informs us that the north eastern section of the cemetery contains memorials to the civilians who died during the Bristol Blitz, and that there is also a military section. The postal address they provide for Greenbank is Easton.

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 ST6161874677. 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 28 Dec 2013 at 11:24.

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This Report was created 31 Oct 2017 - 12:18:32 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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