Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Sorry, we do not have an Image of this Place of Worship We do not have a
Photograph at present.

Image by courtesy of
openclipart.org
Catholic Church of St Nicholas of Tolentino, St Philip, Bristol
Catholic Church of St Nicholas of Tolentino (link to Church's website)
Lawford's Gate / Pennywell Road, BS5 0RE,
St Philip, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 in 1848, and we understand it is still open.

"St Joseph's Catholic Chapel is in Trenchard-street, and St Nicholas is situated in Pennywell-road." [Extract from Webster & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of the City of Bristol, and County of Glamorgan, 1865]

It is an unusual building, with a hexagonal base to a small tower, with spire at the west end. From above, there appears to be a nave, with north and south aisles of five bays, each with its own peaked roof. In addition there is a chancel and other buildings at the east end, with what may have been originally a house for the priest, but is now "The Assisi Centre".

It is situated on the north east corner of the junction of Pennywell Road and Lawford's Gate (formerly Old Gloucester Road), and was built between 1848 and 1851 to a design by C.F. Hansom. Interestingly, the Bristol Town Plan of 1884-1885 shows the Police Court, and "Lawford's Gate House of Correction" on the opposite side of the Old Gloucester Road. There was a small school ("Boys & Girls") at the rear, which today has been demolished and its site occupied by flats.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 30th January 1855 (p.360) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named St. Nicholas Tolentine, situated at Penny well-road, in the parish of Saint Philip and Jacob, in the city and county of Bristol, in the district of Clifton, in the county of Gloucester, being a building certified and used for public religious worship, as a Roman Catholic Chapel exclusively, was, on the 24th day of January, 1855, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of the 6th and 7th William 4, cap. 85. Dated 26th January 1855.

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5995773502. 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 15 Jun 2013 at 09:50.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site (churchdb.gukutils.org.uk) only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

For current information you should contact the place of worship directly via their website.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 22 Nov 2017 - 15:47:47 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

URL of this page: http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/GLS1323.php
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library