Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Luke's Church (Demolished), Gloucester
St Luke's Church (Demolished),
St Luke's Street, off Southgate,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church had a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1841, but we understand it was closed in 1933.

St Luke's church was on the north side of St Luke's Street, at the bottom (south-west) corner of its meeting with Church Street, which ran in a north-easterly direction to join Llanthony Road. Both streets still exist in part, but much of the area surrounding them, except for Listed Buildings on Southgate, is now The Quays shopping development, the short stretch of St Luke's Street to survive now being part of the loading area for The Quays. At the time of a Map published by L. Bryant in 1841, St Luke's Church was one of 9 churches shown, when it was called "High Orchard".

When the church closed, its parish was united with Christ Church, in Brunswick Road. Christ Church then became the parish church of the united parish, and St Luke's was subsequently demolished. It can still however be seen on old OS Maps (for example, 1887-91). There is no Graveyard shown on the map; however it is known that St Luke's was one of the burial grounds which was closed, and the burials exhumed, to be reinterred in the Old Gloucester Cemetery, now known as "B Ground" (q.v) on Tredworth Road. A record of this has been kept at Coney Hill Cemetery, which now holds all the records of Gloucester Cemeteries.

Following its demolition, some of its fittings were transferred to a new St Luke's, built for Milkwall, Coleford in 1935; and its stained glass was reused in two of the stained glass windows of the parish Church of the Holy Trinity and The Blessed Virgin Mary in Longlevens, which opened in 1934. These windows are shown on the accompanying photographs, along with interior and exterior shots of Holy Trinity Church. [Source: John Williams, Rosemary Lockie]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SO8277217908. 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 15 Sep 2011 at 09:44.

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