Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared), Tewkesbury
Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground (Cleared),
St Mary's Lane, GL20 5SF,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1660, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

The Friends Burial Ground Garden is open to the public. Visitors are welcome. A notice on the entrance gateway says it was landscaped by the Girl Guides to commemorate their Diamond Jubilee 1910-1970.

It is reputed to have been in use since 1660. There are references in 1670 and 1677 to an adjacent Quaker meeting-place, occupying 'three messuages in St Mary's Street'. Two of these cottages (timber-framed) still exist, and as "16 and 18 St Mary's Lane" are Grade II Listed Buildings - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

The cottages (shown on our photographs, from the front and rear) are situated on the north east corner of St Mary's Lane, at its junction with St Mary's Road. The burial ground is directly behind the cottages, with the rear of the cottages facing the garden.

The position of both can also be seen on Old Maps, for instance OS 1885 Town Plans 1:500.


Now or formerly a Cemetery (Quaker).

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


This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference SO8906232594. 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 Tewkesbury, 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 6 May 2011 at 18:51.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:24:30 GMT 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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