Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Horton Road Cemetery, Gloucester
Horton Road Cemetery,
Horton Road,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1848, but we understand it was closed in 1992.

This delightful little Cemetery is owned by The United Reformed Church. The burial register covers the period 1848 to 1961, with 2 subsequent burials in 1983 and 1992, though the majority of the burials are Victorian. Management of the Cemetery is currently a joint venture between the URC, Gloucester City Council and The Friends of Horton Road Cemetery and it is now maintained as a wildlife haven; sheep are grazed there during autumn and winter, provided by the City Council's Countryside Unit, and a variety of flora and fauna have been observed.

It is one of five sites in Gloucester which are part of the "Urban Greenspace Project". More details are available on the Gloucester City Council website, where it is described as "an old cemetery with mature trees and grassland meadow off Horton Road near the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital". The other sites in Gloucester are Appleton Way Meadow (Abbeydale), Barnwood Arboretum (Hucclecote), Green Farm Orchard (a mature Perry Pear orchard, in Quedgeley), and Saintbridge Balancing Pond (a large pond situated off Cheyney Close).

Some of the graves are still tended. There is a wonderful variety of headstones with a least three being made of cast iron, though unfortunately, it hasn't been possible to read any of the inscriptions from our photographs. [Sources: John Williams, Rosemary Lockie, and Gloucester City Council website]

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery (United Reformed).

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

Maps

This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference SO8450118709. 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 9 Jan 2011 at 09:18.

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