Arnos Vale Cemetery


Arnos Vale Cemetery

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Arnos Vale Cemetery (gbmapping|ST606716) (sometimes written Arno's Vale Cemetery), located in Arno's Vale in Bristol, England, was established in 1837. Its first burial was in 1839. The cemetery followed a joint-stock model, funded by shareholders. [cite web | title=Harriet Jordan, 2003 The register of parks and gardens: cemeteries | work=English Heritage | url=http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/doc/cemetrybooklet-web.doc | accessdate=2006-11-19] It was laid out as an Arcadian landscape with buildings by Charles Underwood. [cite web|url=http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_parksandgardens&task=site&id=147|title=Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England|work=Parks & Gardens UK|publisher=Parks and Gardens Data Services Limited (PGDS)|accessdate=2008-09-17] Arnos Vale cemetery is located on the road from Bristol to Bath (A4). The cemetery is located just before Edward Road and Brislington, about a mile from Temple Meads railway station and about 2 miles from Bristol bus station.

The cemetery includes a number of listed buildings and monuments, including the Grade II* listed Church of England Mortuary Chapel, [cite web | title=Church of England Mortuary Chapel | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378901 | accessdate=2006-11-19] Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel, [cite web | title=Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378902 | accessdate=2006-11-19] and entrance lodges and gates [cite web | title=Entrance Lodges and Gates to Arno's Vale Cemetery | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378913 | accessdate=2006-11-19] and screen walls to main entrance. [cite web | title=Screen walls to main entrance | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378914 | accessdate=2006-11-19]

During the 20th century the cemetery fell into disrepair, and local groups began campaigning for its restoration. In 2003 it was featured on the BBC programme "Restoration". The cemetery was a South West region runner-up and has since received a £4.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant. [cite web | title=Arnos Vale Awarded £4.8 Million Heritage Lottery Funding | work=Nicholas Pearsons Associates, 2006 | url=http://www.npaconsult.co.uk/news.asp#Arnos2 | accessdate=2006-11-19] The cemetery is undergoing restoration, however the Mortuary Chapel, [cite web | title=Mortuary Chapel, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road | work=English Heritage Register of Buildings at Risk | url=http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/ConBar.4728 | accessdate=2007-05-10] Entrance Lodges and Gates [cite web | title=Entrance Lodges and Gates, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road | work=English Heritage Register of Buildings at Risk | url=http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/ConBar.4727 | accessdate=2007-05-10] and Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel [cite web | title=Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road | work=English Heritage Register of Buildings at Risk | url=http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/ConBar.5102 | accessdate=2007-05-10] remain on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.

Notable people buried at Arnos Vale

*Daniel Burges (VC, DSO, Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France); Greek Military Cross (2nd Class)), World War I hero
*Mary Carpenter, educational and social reformer
*Gronow Davis (VC), Crimean War hero
*George Muller, orphanage founder
*Ram Mohan Roy, Indian social reformer
*Harry Blanshard Wood (VC, MM), World War I hero

Chattri of Raja Rammohun Roy

The reformer Raja Rammohun Roy died at Bristol on 27 September 1833 and was first buried at Stapleton, but was reinterred in 1843 in the newly laid out Arnos Vale cemetery under the mausoleum designed by William Prinsep, which is a copy of a Bengali tomb or chattri (literally meaning umbrella). [cite web | title=Tomb of Raja Rammohun Roy Bahadoor | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378911 | accessdate=2006-11-19] According to information available at the cemetery, a commemoration is held annually at this chattri, attended by Unitarians, Bristol's Lord Mayor and the Indian High Commissioner plus Indians and British who remember with gratitude the works of the "Founder of Modern India".

Grade II listed Monuments

* The War Memorial [cite web | title=War Memorial | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378903 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* Monument 2 metres east of Tilly monument [cite web | title=Monument 2 metres east of Tilly monument | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378904 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* The 1857 Monument to Francis Barber Ogden [cite web | title=Monument to Francis Barber Ogden | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378906 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* 1890 Monument to Heber Denty [cite web | title=Monument to Heber Denty | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378905 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* 1852 Monument to James Bartlett [cite web | title=Monument to James Bartlett | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378907 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* 1860 Monument to John Tilly [cite web | title=Monument to John Tilly | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378908 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* 1857 Monument to Thomas Lucas [cite web | title=Monument to Thomas Lucas | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378912 | accessdate=2006-11-19]
* 1880 Obelisk memorial [cite web | title=Obelisk memorial | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378910 | accessdate=2006-11-19]

References

External links

* [http://www.arnosvalefriends.org.uk/ Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery]
* [http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/ Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust]
*flickr: [http://www.flickr.com/groups/arnosvale/ Arnos Vale group]
* [http://www.cotch.net/Arnos_Vale Photographs of Arnos Vale]
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