Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield
Primitive Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
60 Broad Street, BS16 5NP,
Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, 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 1872, but we understand it was closed in 1964, and the premises are now in secular use.

The entry in Kelly's Directory of 1923 for Downend parish, which then included Staple Hill and Upper Soundwell, mentions Wesleyan, Primitive, Independent Methodist, and United Methodist chapels. A building at this position is marked as a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Old Maps of 1882. Thereafter, and until 1951-1952, it is labelled simply as "Chapel", but it seems safe to say that it was the one recorded by Kelly in 1923.

So far as I am able to tell in the present day, the shell of the building has survived, being a long rectangular building, with a gabled front facing the road; however there are no other remains to identify it as such. To the west, on its right, is a Tesco Metro store, which interestingly, on Maps of 1951-1952 is labelled as a Bakery!

Its closure, as "Methodist Chapel, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield", may have been recorded in The London Gazette of 5th June 1964 (p.4869) in a list of buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... as the Gazette record is otherwise unaccounted for. Its original certification was dated 26th January 1872, which fits in with the known facts.

In the present day (2014), the building is home to the Compass Project Bristol.

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 ST6513275886. 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 22 Jan 2014 at 11:47.

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