By : Elizabeth Jack
Photographs & Records of Gloucester Prisoners.
By : Forest of Dean LHS
Clearwell Burial Ground
Drybrook Holy Trinity
Mitcheldean St Michael and All Angles
Viney Hill All Saints Burial Ground
Also Available as a Download
By:- Christine Jordan
Sheltered by the Cotswolds, the streets of Gloucester hide many secrets. Using vast knowledge Christine explores the rich heritage that can be seen embedded throughout the streets of this historic city.
Such as the momentous to the outlandish
The sale of wives in the 18th century, hidden Roman Ruins, and many more.
This book will appeal to Locals looking for a nostalgic look back into their district to touring visitors and provides an excellent alternative view into the clandestine aspects of Gloucester city.
Survey of Memorials in St Andrew’s Church and Churchyard, Miserden 2014-15.
This database of Memorials is based mainly on their physical inspection and photographic recording over the 12 month period between July 2014 and July 2015. However, it does also refer to four other documents.
1. A hand-written set of indexes of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at Miserden from 1574 to
1974 which is currently held by the church. I understand that this was probably prepared by
a church-warden who extracted the information from the Parish registers. They are
remarkable documents, neatly written and organised by date and surname – not a simple
task before computerisation. Where relevant I have given the burial date from this index as
well as the date of death from the gravestone. They don’t always tally and researchers
should always check the original Parish registers to minimise any transcription errors.
2. The “Record of Church furnishings” for St Andrew’s Church prepared 1995-97 by The
National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). This provides
enormous detail of the Memorials inside the church, including the stained glass windows. A
few of the older inscriptions are in latin and, in most of these cases, an English translation is
contained in the NADFAS report.
3. Ralph Bigland’s “Historical, Monumental, and Genealogical Collections relative to the County
of Gloucester”. This was first published at the end of the eighteenth century but was reissued
in the 1990s by Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. Three pages of this
relate to the Miserden inscriptions and they, in theory, list the gravestones existing in the
churchyard c1790, but it appears far from comprehensive: there are many current
gravestones which pre-date 1790 but which are not listed by Bigland. However there are
many listed in his book which no longer exist and, for the sake of completeness, I have
included all these in this database. For copyright reasons, in these cases, I have only used the
name and year of death (supplemented by the burial date from the register index) and
researchers will need to refer to Bigland to see what, if any, further information is available.
4. A map of the old churchyard. Unfortunately there was no existing associated list of graves.
Tim Randles. June 2016
Please Note Photographs (approx. 360) of Memorial Inscriptions where available are only on the CD version, Not the download version (due to Web Site upload constraints)
Survey of Memorials in St Katharine’s Church and Churchyard,
Matson, Gloucester. 2015-16.