Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Howland's Burial Ground (Cleared), St Paul, Bristol
Howland's Burial Ground (Cleared),
Newfoundland Street,
St Paul, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded before 1804, but we understand it was closed before 1854.

Howland's Burial Ground is recorded in John Latimer's Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) along with several other burial grounds in Bristol which were required to be closed by Lord Palmerston's Act of 1853.

Ashmead's Maps of Bristol of 1874 show it was situated behind what was then #79 and 81 Newfoundland Street, approached by an alleyway on the left of the Gideon Chapel. To assist in locating it today, it would have been at the extreme east end of Orange Street, a cul-de-sac, so it does not appear to have been ever possible to approach it that way.

An article on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society says it was founded by Thomas Howland in the early 1800s on land he'd owned since 1786. At the time of its closure in 1854, it was managed by John Howland of 10 Wilson Street. It also mentions that the Bristol Record Office has a register of burials for the period 1804-1854.


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

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


This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference ST5961373688. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 2 Jun 2014 at 11:32.

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This Report was created 6 Jun 2018 - 22:52:08 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 10:29.

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