Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Oldland Common Gospel Hall, Oldland Common
Oldland Common Gospel Hall,
High Street (A4175),
Oldland Common, 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 1926, but we understand it was closed in 1973.

The earliest occurrence of this place of worship on Old Maps is 1955 (1:10,560), where it is recorded as a "Mission Hall", but fortunately OS 1965 1:2.500 is more forthcoming, labelling it as "Oldland Common Gospel Hall".

According to Paul Townsend's Warmley Historical Timeline 1086-1999 "Oldland Gospel Hall" was built in 1926. It also mentions a Brethren Meeting Room in Cloverlea Road, which opened in 1906; both of them were however closed the same year, 1973.

The following notice, relating to the Gospel Hall, was published in The London Gazette of 11th December 1928 (p.8192):

"A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named GOSPEL HALL, situate at Oldland Common, in the civil parish of Bitton, in the county of Gloucester, in Keynsham registration district, was, on the 4th December 1928, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 6th December 1928.

To correspond with this, there is an entry in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) for a Gospel Hall, Oldland Common, Bitton, with a congregation of Open Brethren, so it seems likely these are one and the same.

Denomination

Now or formerly Open Brethren.

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 ST6796371984. 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 27 Feb 2012 at 14:40.

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