Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John on the Wall Burial Ground, Bristol
St John on the Wall Burial Ground,
John Street / Tower Lane,
Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded about 1409, but we understand it was closed before 1884.

The Bristol Town Plan of 1884-1885 shows two (disused) graveyards in this area. This one was on the south east corner of the junction of John Street and Tower Lane. On the opposite side of Tower Lane were St John's Almshouses - this, and its proximity to St John the Baptist's Church, which had no graveyard marked in the area surrounding it, suggests belonged to St John's, as indeed turns out to be the case.

From above, Google Satellite view shows a grassy area, containing a tree with pretty white blossom. There appear to be no photographs of inside the Burial Ground, but the Walls, piers, gates and railings are Grade II Listed, and there is a photograph on the British Listed Buildings website.

The other graveyard was in the middle of a block bounded by All Saints Street, Pithay, Duck Lane (now Fairfax Street), and Nelson Street, and is now part of a car park. It may have belonged to Christ Church, as apparently the church owned much of the land in the Pithay area.


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

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


This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference ST5885473179. 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 Bristol, 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 8 Nov 2018 at 10:11.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 07:41:51 BST 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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