Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Cock Road Methodist Church, Oldland
Cock Road Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
Cock Road, BS15 9SH,
Oldland, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 before 1851, and we understand it is still open.

Cock Road Methodist Church is one of the places of worship which was visited to prepare the leaflet South Gloucestershire Nonconformist Heritage Trail (PTE050151.pdf) available on the South Gloucestershire Council website. Their account records that it "occupies its former school building of 1859 and is just up the road from one of the last remaining colliery Cornish engine houses".

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/327/2/2/21) for "Cock Road Day and Sunday School" records a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists in a separate building "used also as a Day School". It had 170 sittings (all free), and an average congregation of 110 to morning services and 60 in the evenings. The return was completed by Charles Clay, its Minister, who lived at "Kingswood near Bristol". There is no mention of when the building was erected.

At that time Cock Road was said to be in the parish of Bitton, as was Oldland. Oldland became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1861, created exclusively from a part of Bitton.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST6561772773. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 13 May 2013 at 11:29.

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This Report was created 5 Mar 2018 - 14:40:19 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Feb 2018 at 10:54.

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