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Bristol - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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Monumental Inscriptions Cemeteries and Graveyards of Bristol

Image right Arnos Vale Cemetery - Bristol

Today Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England. Historically in Gloucestershire, the city received a Royal charter in 1155 and was granted County status in 1373. From the 13th century, for half a millennium, it ranked among the top three English cities after London, alongside York and Norwich. It borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire, and is also located near the historic cities of Bath to the south east and Gloucester to the north. The city is built around the River Avon, and it also has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary, which flows into the Bristol Channel.

The aim of this project is to gather together information regarding cemeteries and graveyards in Bristol which either have available transcriptions or have been photographed and transcribed.


Please update the project by adding links to any available monumental inscriptions or pages where images of the graves/cemeteries can be seen - mostly Billion Graves or Find a Grave.

Links to pages that have no entries are marked ✘.

Those links with records have no ✘ (blank, or the number of entries in some instances).

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List of Graveyards and Cemeteries

The following list will probably need refining as not all places have cemeteries


All Saints Church (Bristol)

All Saints - Corn Street

Arnos Vale Cemetery'

Arnos Vale Crematorium

Arnos Vale Roman Catholic Cemetery

Avon View Cemetery

Birdcage Walk Cemetery

Bishopston, St Michael & All Angels

Also known as: Bristol, St Michael & All Angels, Bishopston, St Michael & All Angels, Bishopston

Black Friars Priory

Brislington Cemetery

Bristol Cathedral

Also known as: Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

Bristol Cenotaph

Bristol Burma Star

Bristol City Hall Servicewomen Memorial

Bristol Kingswood Methodist Church Pillar

Bristol Jewish Cemetery

Bristol Prison Cemetery

Bristol South Cemetery and Crematorium

Also known as: South Bristol Cemetery and Crematorium

Bristol Woodlands Cemetery

Brunswick Cemetery

Upper York Street

Brunswick Square Unitarian Burying Ground

Burma Star Bristol Seat

Canford Cemetery & Crematorium

Cemetery of the Holy Souls

Also known as: Arnos Vale, Holy Souls Catholic Cemetery, Bristol, Arnos Vale Roman Catholic Cemetery, Holy Souls Catholic Cemetery

...adjacent to Arnos Vale Cemetery was established in the 1860's when it was acquired by the Catholic church due to generosity of a Liverpudlian businessman. Within the last few years, a decision was made to limit burials at the cemetery to existing graves only. The first burial was in 1867 and the first register covers the period 1867 to June 1886. The entries in theis register are in Latin. There are six further registers, in English, covering the period 27th June 1886 to the present day. Unfortunately, the second register, covering the period January 1904 to February 1922 is missing. The original old registers are held in the Diocesan archives in Alexandra House, Pennywell Road, Bristol.

Christ Church - Broad Street

City of Bristol Greenbank Cemetery

Civilian War Dead

Clifton Cathedral

Great Gardens Rose Street:

...was established in 1811 when a Jewish businessman set aside part of his land for use as a burial ground. The land was purchased by the Great Western Railway in 1913. In 1924 27 remaining tombstones were removed and erected in the Jewish Ridgeway cemetery (see below).

Greenbank Cemetery

Hebron Road Burial Ground

Henbury Cemetery

Historic Woodlawn Cemetery

St. Andrew's Road

Holy Trinity - Trinity Road - St. Philips

Lord Mayor's Chapel

or St. Marks - opposite the Cathedral

Mangotsfield Cemetery

Westerleigh Road

Redland Parish Churchyard

Redland green Road

Ridgeway Jewish Cemetery

Also known as: Bristol, Jewish Cemetery ...established in the 1890's and the first burial there was in 1898. The cemetery continues in use today.

Ridgeway Park Cemetery

Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC

St Andrew Montpelier

St. Ann's Churchyard

St. Leonard's Road

Saint Augustine-the-Less Parish Church Cemetery

St George

St James Parish

St. James - Whitson Street

St. James Priory

St. John the Baptist

Also known as Bristol, St John the Baptist - Towere Lane

St. Leonard Church

St. Mark's Church

St. Mary Magdalene

Mariners Drice

St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard

Also known as: Henbury Parish Church, Henbury, St Mary Church Cemetery

St Mary Redcliffe

Also known as: Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe Churchyard, Bristol, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard

St. Michael - St. Michael's Hill

St Nicholas Churchyard

St. Nicholas - High Street

St Pauls Churchyard

St. Paul - Portland Square

St Peter Churchyard

St. Peter and St. Paul Church

Lower Ashley Road

St. Philips: Barton Road

...was established in the 1740's and the earliest identified tombstone is dated 1762. It continued in use until the 1900's and the last burial took place there in 1944.

St. Philip's and St. Jacob's

St. Stephen's Church - St. Stephen's Avenue

St. Thomas Church

St Werburgh's

Shirehampton Cemetery

South Bristol Cemetery ans Crematorium

Bridgewater Road

Temple Church

Whitefields Tabernacle, Kingswood

London Street

Whitefriars Church

The 1848 act discontinued burials at the following locations in Bristol:-

  • All Saints church and passage
  • Christchurch in the crypt, churchyard and Pithay burial ground
  • St Augustine-the-less churchyard
  • St Michael's churchyard
  • St James's churchyard
  • St John-the-Baptist churchyard
  • St Mary Redcliffe churchyard
  • St Nicholas, in the crypt and before the church
  • St Peter's churchyard
  • SS Philip & Jacob's churchyard
  • St Stephen's churchyard
  • St Thomas's chancel churchyard and new burial ground
  • St Werburgh's churchyard
  • Temple churchyard
  • Dolman's burial ground, Pennywell Street
  • Francis's burial ground, West Street
  • Howland's burial ground Newfoundland Street
  • Rackhay burial ground
  • Thomas's burial ground near Clarence Place
  • Welch burial ground
  • William's burial ground, West Street
  • The Infirmary burial ground
  • Broadmead chapel yard
  • St Joseph's Roman Catholic chapel
  • St Paul, Trenchard Street
  • Counterslip Baptist chapel

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