Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Howland's Burial Ground (Cleared), St Paul, Bristol
Howland's Burial Ground (Cleared),
Newfoundland Street,
St Paul, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded before 1804, but we understand it was closed before 1854.

Howland's Burial Ground is recorded in John Latimer's Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) along with several other burial grounds in Bristol which were required to be closed by Lord Palmerston's Act of 1853.

Ashmead's Maps of Bristol of 1874 show it was situated behind what was then #79 and 81 Newfoundland Street, approached by an alleyway on the left of the Gideon Chapel. To assist in locating it today, it would have been at the extreme east end of Orange Street, a cul-de-sac, so it does not appear to have been ever possible to approach it that way.

An article on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society website says it was founded by Thomas Howland in the early 1800s on land he'd owned since 1786. At the time of its closure in 1854, it was managed by John Howland of 10 Wilson Street. It also mentions that the Bristol Record Office has a register of burials for the period 1804-1854.


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 ST5961373688. 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 Paul, 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 2 Jun 2014 at 11:32.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 15:29:16 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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