Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Salem Chapel (later Salvation Army Hall) (Demolished), Bristol
Salem Chapel (later Salvation Army Hall) (Demolished),
Colston Street / Pipe Lane,
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 1855, but we understand it was closed before 1902.

A place of worship labelled as "Chapel (Nonconformist)" is shown on Bristol Town Plans of 1884 on the north-east corner of the junction of Colston Street with Pipe Lane, with seats for 500. This is believed to have been the "Salem Chapel, St Augustine's Place", recorded in the book Bristol and Its Environs (1875), published by the British Association as belonging to the Christian Brethren, "amongst whom George Müller labours".

Evidently it was closed as such by 1902, as Kelly's Directory of that year records it as a Salvation Army Hall, located between #6 St Augustine's Place, occupied by Mrs Mary B. Lynch, a shopkeeper, and #7, occupied by Thos. Coram, a draper's box manufacturer. The intersection with Pipe Lane lay between the Hall and Mrs. Lynch's shop. By 1914, apparently, it had closed, as Kelly's Directory listing of St Augustine's Place ends at #6, then occupied by Charles Salway, a shopkeeper; and Old Maps of 1918 suggest #7, and later buildings had been demolished, the Map showing they had been replaced by a single building, adjoining Colston Hall, possibly by then part of Colston Street.

Note: this was probably the building described in Latimer's Annals of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century as Assembly Rooms (formerly St Augustine's theatre), which were leased by the Countess of Huntingdon in 1785 for conversion to a Chapel. Arrowsmith's Dictionary of Bristol (1884) records that a new building was erected for them in Lodge Street in 1831, and "the theatre on St Augustine's back (afterwards Lady Huntingdon's chapel)" was by then known as Salem chapel.

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 ST5852972993. 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 13:31.

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This Report was created 23 Aug 2017 - 05:13:08 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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