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Francis (or Williams) Burial Ground (Cleared), St Philip, Bristol
Francis (or Williams) Burial Ground (Cleared),
West Street (east of Waterloo Street),
St Philip, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

We don't know when this Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded, but we understand it was closed before 1854.

This former Burial Ground may be seen on Ashmead's Maps of Bristol of 1855 as a narrow plot on the south side of West Street, to the east of Waterloo Street.

It was either Francis's or Williams's burial ground - both recorded in John Latimer's Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) in West Street, along with several other burial grounds in Bristol which were required to be closed by Lord Palmerston's Act of 1853. So far I have been unable to determine which was which.

In 1850, when deploring on the "filthy conditions of the suburbs" Latimer quotes Mr. Clark, of the Board of Health, who reported there were sixty-one places of burial in the city, of which thirty-seven belonged to the Established Church, and five to private persons (undertakers); and further, that "a correspondent of the Bristol Times stated (April 30, 1853), that from "two to three dozen" bodies were buried every Sunday in each of two private burial grounds, belonging to persons named Francis and Wms". So evidently, they were undertakers.

Later Maps of the 1880s show the area had been cleared. No other buildings were marked on the plot, but the buildings adjacent to the plot on its east side were labelled as "Storehouses".

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery.

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

Maps

This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference ST6001373258. 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 4 Jun 2014 at 14:12.

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This Report was created 19 Nov 2017 - 14:58:23 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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