Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Beachley Military Cemetery, Beachley, Tidenham (44k) Above Photograph(s)
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Beachley Military Cemetery, Beachley, Tidenham
Beachley Military Cemetery,
Beachley Road,
Beachley, Tidenham, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1930, but we don't know whether or not it is still open.

There are just a few headstones in this Military Cemetery, next to St John the Evangelist's Churchyard. Known inscriptions cover the period 1929-1993, and are for family members and service personnel. Its presence in this small village at the end of a peninsula, lying underneath the A48 Severn Road Bridge may be explained by the presence of an Army Barracks here - currently (2011) "1st Battalion, The Rifles".

There are two places of worship - marked with a '+' on OS Maps - within the confines of the Army Barracks itself, presumably not accessible to the general public. They are marked as a Church and Chapel on OS Map 1971 1:10,560, when the area now marked as Barracks was marked as an Army Apprentices College. The Church is known to be dedicated to St George - see the entry elsewhere in this database.

There was also a Customs House marked at the end of the road leading towards the end of the peninsula, on the opposite side of the road to The Old Ferry Inn. This now appears to be a Coastguard Station.

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery.

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

Maps

This Cemetery is/was located at OS grid reference ST5503591258. 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 Mar 2013 at 11:51.

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This Report was created 27 Sep 2017 - 21:35:33 BST 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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