Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Demolished.

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Orchard Street Brethren Chapel (Demolished), Bristol
Orchard Street Brethren Chapel (Demolished),
Orchard Street / Orchard Lane, BS1 5EH,
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 before 1884, but we understand it was closed before 1938.

This Christian Brethren Hall is shown on the Bristol Town Plans of 1884 situated on the south-east corner of the junction of Orchard Street and Orchard Lane - quite a large, rectangular building, with seats for 450. It backed onto St Augustine's Hall.

Kelly's Directory of 1914 records it between #24 Orchard Street, the residence of Henry Shill, and #25, offices of Oatley & Lawrence, architects, with Orchard Lane running between the two. This plot is now occupied by a building named Weston House, 24A Orchard Street. It is a Listed Building of three stories, with basement, erected in 1938 as offices, and described on the British Listed Buildings website as "an attempt to relate a C20 building to an early Georgian terrace".

Orchard Street is a cul-de-sac. The Unity Street end is narrow, but it broadens out past the junction with Orchard Lane, and thence to Weston House, suggesting, perhaps that it was the more affluent end.

Denomination

Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 ST5845672934. 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 31 May 2014 at 10:07.

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This Report was created 1 Oct 2017 - 03:56:32 BST 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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