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St Mary Redcliffe Cemetery, Arnos Vale, Bristol
St Mary Redcliffe Cemetery,
Bath Road, BS4 3EW,
Arnos Vale, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1866, but we understand it was closed in 2000.

St Mary Redcliffe's Cemetery is on the opposite side of the road to Arnos Vale Cemetery. Its foundation is described by John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) - in 1866, authorisation was obtained for construction of the Bristol Harbour Junction Railway and Wharf Depot - "a scheme promoted with the view of lessening the traffic in over-crowded thoroughfares by forwarding goods directly from the quays to the railway station". The route chosen involved demolition of the old vicarage of St Mary Redcliff and nearly all one side of Guinea Street; and "as the line passed under the burial ground of the parish, the vestry received £2,500 in compensation, with which sum land was purchased and laid out for a parochial cemetery near Arno's Vale".

When I prepared this account originally in 2014, there was a posting about the Cemetery on the website of Totterdown Residents Environmental Social Action group (TRESA), suggesting the possibility of forming a Friends of St Mary Redcliffe Cemetery group, but as far as I can tell (in 2018), this does not appear to have taken place.

The posting also provided the information that since the Cemetery's closure in 2000, maintenance has been taken over by Bristol City Council. And at the time, its Chapel remained the responsibility of St Mary Redcliffe Church. According to information on "Family Research" on the St Mary Redcliffe's website (in 2014), the burial registers for the Cemetery are still held at the Church, but anyone interested in searching them should check whether that is still the case in the present day.

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 ST6086871726. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Arnos Vale, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 19 Nov 2018 at 09:05.

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This Report was created 6 Mar 2019 - 09:05:06 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 07:45.

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