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St Alban's Church Hall (or "Etloe Hall"), Westbury Park, Bristol
St Alban's Church Hall (or "Etloe Hall")   [no longer consecrated]
Etloe Road / Bayswater Avenue,
Westbury Park, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 after 1894, but we understand it was closed by 1972, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building is situated at the junction of Etloe Road and Bayswater Avenue. It was named as "St Alban's Hall" on Maps of 1903, but by 1916, it had been "demoted" to simply "Hall", as the first St Alban's Church had become the Hall to a new St Alban's, built between 1907 and 1915 further south along Bayswater Avenue. The street directory portion of Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 records it as "Etloe Hall".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 28th April 1939 (p.2849) suggests it may have remained consecrated:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named ETLOE HALL situated at Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park in the civil parish of Bristol in Bristol registration district in the county borough of Bristol was on the 20th April 1939, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 21st April 1939.

A corresponding notice, for "ETLOE HALL, Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park", published in the Gazette of 16th November 1972 (p.13570) recorded the cancellation of the registration.

It is an unusual building, set at an angle to the pavement, with a central doorway, on either side of which are rectangular windows with internal twin lights. There are similar windows in the sides, and a double lancet above the door. On the left is a section of wall which looks to be much older, with a pointed-arched doorway set into it. This must have been part of the wall which enclosed the grand lodges which once overlooked the open grassland which was Westbury Park, shown on Maps of 1883 with the names Stradbroke Lodge, Westbury House, Westbury Lodge, Kenwith Lodge, Hampton Lodge, Albert Lodge, Carisbrooke, Hyde Lodge and Chescombe Lodge.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5754075579. 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 6 Feb 2014 at 10:59.

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