Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Ashley Down ("Ashleydown") Chapel, Horfield, Bristol
Ashley Down ("Ashleydown") Chapel   [no longer registered]
Ashley Down Road,
Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1839, but we understand it was closed in 1899, and the premises are now in secular use.

Old Maps of 1882 show this building as "Ashleydown Chapel (Wesleyan)", with seats for 120. It was shown as rectangular, set back about 10 feet from the road, with a projection at the rear - perhaps a vestibule. Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website, says it was built in 1839 "in a basic chapel style with a open wooden roof". The sides are of a grey stone, with the round arched windows faced with a lighter stonework. Originally there were three bays, but the building was extended at the front in (according to Phil) 1916, when a further bay was added to match the original style, and a large front window, in a surround faced with brick.

The Wesleyans vacated the building in 1899, when a new Chapel (now Horfield Methodist Church), was built in Gloucester Road, the Ashleydown Chapel building was taken over by the Salvation Army (Horfield Corps). There is more information about the latter two meetings elsewhere in this database.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST5943776141. 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 3 Jan 2014 at 10:01.

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This Report was created 19 Nov 2017 - 18:10:28 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.

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