Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mary's Mission Chapel & Cemetery, Cheltenham (1) (89k) St Mary's Mission Chapel & Cemetery, Cheltenham (2) (136k) St Mary's Mission Chapel & Cemetery, Cheltenham (3) (108k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mary's Mission Chapel & Cemetery, Cheltenham
St Mary's Mission Chapel & Cemetery,
pedestrian access from High Street,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1831, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

This site was purchased as a new burial ground for St Mary's Church in 1829, and a chapel was built in 1831. The burial ground has been cleared, and is now the Winston Churchill Memorial Garden, whilst the Chapel is now in use as the Cheltenham Martial Arts Centre. Just a handful of the headstones survive, propped up against the north wall of the plot.

According to the Chapel's address (30 Stoneville Street) on the British Listed Buildings website, there may have been a side entrance from Stoneville Street, but today the end of the street appears to have been blocked off, and access is by foot only from the Lower High Street.

The ornamental iron gates at the entrance, and wall to the drive have separate Listed status. The gates were by Thomas Letheren, and replaced originals by R.E. Marshall of Cheltenham, after WWI. Letheren's gates were originally at the entrance to Cypher's Nursery Gardens on Queen's Road. [Sources: Cheltenham, Current and Former Places of Worship, and British Listed Buildings website]

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 SO9430122886. 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 29 Sep 2011 at 11:32.

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