Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Philip's Jewish Cemetery, St Philip, Bristol
St Philip's Jewish Cemetery,
Barton Road / Barley Fields,
St Philip, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in the 1740s, but we understand it was closed in 1944.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century (1893) records an advertisement which appeared in Felix Farley's Journal of March 31st, 1759, which read: "To be sold, a handsome dwelling house and garden, with a brickyard, situate in the parish of St. Philip and Jacob. The Jews' Burial Ground and some buildings are in the said yard".

Documentary evidence suggests it was established between 1740 and 1750, and as such it is believed to be the City's first such Burial Ground. The earliest identified tombstone is dated 1762. After the 1853 Burial Act, burials were limited to one per grave; and the last burial took place in 1944.

For details of burials, "together with images of all legible and partially legible tombstones as well as most of the 20th century Burial Certificates", please see the JewishGen website.

The Cemetery is also recorded on the Cemetery Scribes website, which records that it was "probably opened about 1759".


Now or formerly a Cemetery (Jewish).

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


This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference ST5993772845. 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 St Philip, 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 15 Nov 2018 at 15:58.

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This Report was created 17 May 2022 - 02:34:15 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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