Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Southmead Baptist Church (Demolished), Southmead, Bristol
Southmead Baptist Church (Demolished),
Charfield Road,
Southmead, 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 by 1939, but we understand it was closed in 1994.

The location of Southmead's first Baptist Church may be seen on Old Maps of 1949, in the area now occupied by Westleigh House, and Westleigh Court. Its site can still be seen in outline via Google Satellite View, with the houses in Westleigh Close following its rear boundary, and Westleigh House occupying the off-road area which gave access. It was cruciform in shape.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 4th August 1939 (p.5423) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SOUTHMEAD BAPTIST CHURCH situated at Charfield Road in the civil parish of Bristol in Bristol registration district in the county borough of Bristol was on the 27th July 1939, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated the 31st July 1939.

A similar notice, published in the Gazette of 16th March 1994 (p.4086) cancelled the registration, and (I assume) thereafter, its congregation transferred to a new building, known as "Bethany", in Ullswater Road.

Denomination

Now or formerly Baptist.

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 ST5866578341. 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 14 Jun 2014 at 09:59.

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This Report was created 5 Aug 2017 - 13:16:33 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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