Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Quaker Burial Ground, Painswick
Quaker Burial Ground,
off Beech Lane (marked 'Dell Farm'),
Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1658, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

This burial ground adjacent to Dell Farm was given to the Quakers by Thomas Lovejoy. The site is now Grade II Listed - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. The plot is surrounded by a drystone wall of limestone, and measures about 17 x 10 metres. As can be seen from our first photograph, there is a sign indicating it is the "Quaker Burial Ground 1658". "A very valuable survival, well away from normal access in the area". See also the Friends Meeting House in Painswick, in this database.


Now or formerly a Cemetery (Quaker).

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


This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference SO8754009431. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Painswick, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 16 Jul 2013 at 10:23.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:29:31 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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