Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Oakfield Road Church, Clifton, Bristol (150k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ
Oakfield Road Church, Clifton, Bristol
Oakfield Road Church   [no longer registered]
Oakfield Road,
Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1864, but we understand it was closed by 1989, and the premises are now in secular use.

The accompanying image is a reproduction of a wood-cut from Pictures of Unitarian Churches, by Emily Sharpe (1901), available in the Document Library of the Unitarians UK website. The text at the bottom of the image reads:

Oakfield Road Church, Clifton, Bristol (Gloucestershire)
Built in 1864.
[Image reproduced by kind permission of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ]

The following notice in The London Gazette of 10th March 1989 (p.3072) recorded its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that OAKFIELD ROAD CHURCH, Oakfield Road, Clifton, in the registration district of Bristol, in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 14th November 1965 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836 (as amended) has cancelled the registration. Dated 20th February 1989.

It is still marked as a place of worship (ie with a '+') on my Bristol Street Map of c.1986, but today it appears to be in commercial use.

Denomination

Now or formerly Unitarian.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5769373793. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 28 Oct 2011 at 16:06.

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