Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Gloucester Old Cemetery ("Chapel Side"), Gloucester
Gloucester Old Cemetery ("Chapel Side"),
Cemetery Road / Tredworth Road,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1857, but we understand it was closed after 1920.

In the past, locals used to speak of the "the old cemetery" and "the new cemetery", on opposite sides of Tredworth Road - two sides of what is now, since the opening of Coney Hill Cemetery and Crematorium in 1939, called the "Old Cemetery". The two sides of the road are now referred to as the "Chapel Side" and "B" ground.

The "Chapel Side" is the older, and contains the Cemetery Chapel, First World War Graves and memorials, and Roman Catholic burials. It was opened in 1857, and today, although there are quite a number of memorial stones still standing, much of it has been turned into lawn.

The newer part ("B" ground) has burials dating from at least 1920, including those from the Second World War, with their memorials. Both are now, however closed to new plots becoming available, though burials may still take place in family plots (when graves are re-opened), or where plots have been pre-purchased. [Source: John Williams]


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 SO8426816723. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 11 Dec 2010 at 13:32.

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This Report was created 18 May 2022 - 01:59:52 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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