Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Gloucester Old Cemetery ("B" Ground), Gloucester
Gloucester Old Cemetery ("B" Ground),
Tredworth Road / Eastern Avenue,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded before 1920, and we understand it is still open.

In the past, locals used to speak of the "the old cemetery" and "the new cemetery", on opposite sides of Tredworth Road - two sides of what is now, since the opening of Coney Hill Cemetery and Crematorium in 1939, called the "Old Cemetery". The two sides of the road are now referred to as the "Chapel Side" and "B" ground.

The newer part ("B" ground) has burials dating from at least 1920, including those from the Second World War, with their memorials. Both are now, however closed to new plots becoming available, though burials may still take place in family plots (when graves are re-opened), or where plots have been pre-purchased.

"B" Ground also houses burials that were exhumed from graveyards of churches in the city centre which were closed when the land they occupied was used for redevelopment. This includes St Nicholas, St Michael, St Luke, St John the Baptist (now St John Northgate), and Barton Street Unitarian Chapel. A record of these re-burials is now held at Coney Hill Cemetery. [Source: John Williams]

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 SO8430516539. 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 11 Dec 2010 at 13:45.

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