Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Anselm's Church (Demolished), Clifton Down, Bristol
St Anselm's Church (Demolished),
Whatley Road,
Clifton Down, 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 in 1897, but we understand it was closed in 1940.

St Anselm's Church is listed in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 on the north side of Whatley Road between #20 and #36. It was built, apparently, as a chapel of ease of St John the Evangelist, Clifton.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (concluded, 1901) records that it was newly erected in 1897, and opened for divine service on August 8th that year. "A lady named Bowen had bequeathed, about three years previously, £5,000 towards the erection of the church, a site for which had been offered some time before". The gift sufficed for the erection of nave and choir, but not apparently for the transepts, which he notes were added in 1900.

On Maps of 1951-1963, when it is also labelled as a ruin, it also appears to have a south porch. Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website explains that it was "burnt out" in WWII, and demolished in 1954. Google StreetView shows that since then, a new building has been erected on the site, which is now (May 2012) occupied by the Whiteladies Medical Group.

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 ST5760074200. 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 11 Apr 2014 at 09:57.

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This Report was created 16 Dec 2017 - 18:27:56 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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