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Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

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Arnos Vale Cemetery, located in Arnos Vale, Bristol, England, was established in 1837. Its first burial was in 1839. The cemetery followed a joint-stock model, funded by shareholders. It was laid out as an Arcadian landscape with buildings by Charles Underwood. It is listed, Grade II*, on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.
Arnos Vale cemetery is located on the road from Bristol to Bath . The cemetery is located just before Edward Road and Brislington, about from Temple Meads railway station and about from Bristol Bus Station.
The cemetery includes a number of listed buildings and monuments, including the Grade II* listed Church of England Mortuary Chapel, Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel, and entrance lodges and gates and screen walls to main entrance.
The cemetery was designed by Charles Underwood in the style of a Greek Necropolis. Within a few years of its opening in 1837 it became the most fashionable place to be buried in Bristol.
During the 20th century the cemetery fell into disrepair, and local groups began campaigning for its restoration. In 1987 the owner disclosed plans to exhume the bodies and develop the site for housing. Early in the 21st century following a public campaign the site was subject to a compulsory purchase order by Bristol City Council.
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  • Visited on a Saturday and booked a general guided tour (there are other tours with specific themes - see their website). Alan was the tour guide and he gave such an interesting and humorous talk that ...  more »
  • A group of us had a private guided tour of the Ceremonial Way on Wednesday evening, and despite the rain we had a very enjoyable visit. The guide who took us around was very informative and friendly, ...  more »
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  • 👻⚰ Easy to find as it's the dead centre of Arnos Vale. A nice walk around if you don't mind the fact you are in a cemetery.
  • Been to a number of plays here and the standard has been fantastic. One small gripe is even when the cafe has been open I haven't been able to get hot drinks as they have the machine off or food due to the lack of G/F availability. Otherwise a lovely evening venue. Also a charming and delightful place to visit in the daytime too, charming gift shop and friendly staff.
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