Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Greenbank Cemetery, Easton, Bristol
Greenbank Cemetery,
Greenbank Road, BS5 6HL,
Easton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1871, and we understand it is still open.

"Greenbank Cemetery, an extensive burial place for the out-parish of St. Philip, laid out by the Burial Board of the district at a cost of about £11,500, was consecrated on the 14th April, 1871. Owing to the rapid growth of population, it was deemed advisable to extend the limits of the cemetery in 1880." So says John Latimer, in his The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887).

There are two mortuary chapels, dating from the opening of the Cemetery, and which the British Listed Buildings website tells us were designed by Henry Masters, in "High Victorian Gothic Revival" style. They are linked by an open cloister with a central tower, which has the Church of England chapel on its south side, and the Nonconformist to the north. The tympanum on the south west side has a carved tableau of Christ and the disciples, and the north east side has an inscription "Greenbank Cemetery / Opened 1871 / Enlarged 1881".

As I understand it, the Cemetery is administered by Bristol City Council. Their website informs us that the north eastern section of the cemetery contains memorials to the civilians who died during the Bristol Blitz, and that there is also a military section. The postal address they provide for Greenbank is Easton.


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

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


This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference ST6161874677. 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 Easton, 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 9 Nov 2018 at 14:53.

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This Report was created 6 Jul 2022 - 07:28:38 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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