Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared), Tewkesbury (1) (71k) Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared), Tewkesbury (2) (106k) Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared), Tewkesbury (3) (104k) Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared), Tewkesbury (4) (107k) Above Photograph(s)
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Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared), Tewkesbury
Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared),
St Mary's Lane, GL20 5SF,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1660, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

The Friends Burial Ground Garden is open to the public. Visitors are welcome. A notice on the entrance gateway says it was landscaped by the Girl Guides to commemorate their Diamond Jubilee 1910-1970.

It is reputed to have been in use since 1660. There are references in 1670 and 1677 to an adjacent Quaker meeting-place, occupying 'three messuages in St Mary's Street'. Two of these cottages (timber-framed) still exist, and as "16 and 18 St Mary's Lane" are Grade II Listed Buildings - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

The cottages (shown on our photographs, from the front and rear) are situated on the north east corner of St Mary's Lane, at its junction with St Mary's Road. The burial ground is directly behind the cottages, with the rear of the cottages facing the garden.

The position of both can also be seen on Old Maps, for instance OS 1885 Town Plans 1:500.

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery (Quaker).

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

Maps

This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference SO8906232594. 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 6 May 2011 at 18:51.

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