Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Eastville, Fishponds
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Fishponds Road / Stapleton Road,
Eastville, Fishponds, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel 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 1873, but we understand it was closed by 1971.

Phil Draper's account of Primitive Methodist Churches on his ChurchCrawler website records that Eastville's Primitive Methodist Chapel dates from 1873. Old Maps show it as a large building, enclosed by the "Y" junction of Stapleton Road with Fishponds Road, opposite Robertson Road. It has since been demolished, and its site is now occupied by a block of flats, but there are photographs of it in Paul Townsend's Photographic Archive of Eastville & Greenbank - labelled "Tramway Junction" and "Robertson Road - Stapleton Road junction". It is unfortunate to have lost such an elegant building.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 10th December 1886 (p.6257) indicates its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Primitive Methodist Church, situate at Eastville, in the parish of Stapleton, in the county of Gloucester, in the district of Barton Regis, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 3rd day of December, 1886, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 6th December 1886.

Curiously, its location is still labelled with a '+' on my Bristol Street Map of 1988/9; but it was apparently long closed by then, as a comparable notice of cancellation, for "METHODIST CHURCH, Stapleton Road, Eastville", was published almost twenty years earlier in the Gazette of 27th September 1971 (p.10397). The registration referred to had taken place as stated in its cancellation - 3rd December 1886.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST6095774768. 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 Dec 2013 at 13:28.

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