Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Demolished.

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Carmelite Friary (Demolished), Bristol
Carmelite Friary (Demolished),
Colston Street / Trenchard Street,
Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether this Church had 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 the 13th century, but we understand it was closed in the 16th century.

The Bristol Town Plan of 1884 shows the site of a Carmelite Friary in a block between Trenchard Street and Colston Street, by then labelled as "Colston Hall".

The Friary was, no doubt, a casualty of the Dissolution. By 1574, it had been replaced by a mansion known as the Great House, where Elizabeth I stayed, on one of her visits to Bristol.

In 1707, it was bought by Edward Colston (c1635-1721), who established a Boys' School here. The School was transferred to Stapleton, then on the outskirts of Bristol, in 1861, and "upon the removal of Colston's School from St Augustine's Place, the vacated 'great house' was purchased by a few public-spirited gentlemen for £3,000; and the Colston's Hall Company was formed… for the purpose of constructing an edifice worthy of the city". The demolition of the great house took place in May, 1863, and shortly afterwards the directors of the new company entered into a contract for the erection of the large hall for the sum of £17,000. The hall was opened on the 20th September, 1867. [ex. John Latimer, The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887)]

A Wikipedia on Colston Hall illustrates its progress through the ages, and is still going strong today (2018), describing itself as "Bristol's home of music" on its own website. It is run by the charitable organisation Bristol Music Trust (Charity #1140898).

Denomination

Now or formerly Carmelite.

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 ST5852973029. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 27 Nov 2018 at 14:41.

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This Report was created 27 Apr 2019 - 06:43:53 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 07:45.

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