Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Church (Demolished), Avonmouth, Shirehampton
Congregational Church (Demolished),
Napier Road / Portview Road,
Avonmouth, Shirehampton, 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 in 1883, but we understand it was closed in 1972.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd April 1892 (p.2371) records its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Congregational Chapel, situate at Avonmouth, in the parish of Shirehampton, 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 16th day of April, 1892, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 16th April 1892.

A similar notice published in the Gazette of 20th May 1902 (p.3341) recorded the registration for marriages on 12th May 1902 of "CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, situated at Napier-road, Avonmouth", "being substituted or the building named Congregational Chapel, situated at Avonmouth, now disused", from which I assume that the original building was replaced, or resited at that time.

Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website records the first Chapel as "an unusual complex of buildings with an octagonal lantern tower carrying a small fleche" designed by Foster, and opened in 1883. The new building, erected in 1902, was one of Sir George Oatley's "in an Arts & Crafts Gothic with a small tower". Phil says it was demolished in 1972, but the closure of "CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Napier Road, Avonmouth" was not formally recorded in the Gazette until 21st March 1980 (p.4475).

Denomination

Now or formerly Congregational.

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 ST5167778019. 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 20 Feb 2014 at 13:16.

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