Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Great Garden Burial Ground (Cleared), Bristol
Great Garden Burial Ground (Cleared),
Rose Street,
Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded before 1884, but we understand it was closed in 1913.

"In 1811 Lazarus Jacobs, an eminent glass maker, set aside part of his Great Gardens dwelling in Rose Street for use as a private burial ground..." It was used from the mid-to-late 1800s for a relatively small number of burials, the majority being in Barton Road Cemetery in St Phillip's, and after the 1853 Burial Act, burials were limited to one per grave.

The location of the Burial Ground is shown on the Bristol Town Plan of 1884-1885, when it was already said to be disused. It was adjacent to Brooks Court on one side, and was probably accessed from there, as it was enclosed on other sides by buildings in Rose Street, and by an Oil & Tallow Works at the rear.

In 1913, the site was compulsorily purchased by the Great Western Railway to extend the Goods Yard of Temple Meads Station, but it was not until 1924 that the 27 graves and tombstones were removed to be re-interred in the Ridgeway Park Cemetery.

For more details, please see the JewishGen website.


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 ST5951272532. 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 15 Nov 2018 at 16:06.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 23:19:59 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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