Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Kingdom Hall, Fishponds, Bristol
Kingdom Hall   [no longer registered]
130 Downend Road, BS16 5EE,
Fishponds, 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 1944, but we understand it was closed by 1946, and the premises are now in secular use.

The evidence for this former Kingdom Hall lies in the following notice in The London Gazette of 12th November 1946 (p.5541):

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship described as KINGDOM HALL, situated at 130, Downend Road, Fishponds, in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol which, was duly certified for worship on the 14th day of February, 1944, has wholly ceased, to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar-General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled pursuant to the Act 18 and 19 Vict., cap. 81 from the 7th day of November 1946. Dated 7th November 1946.

The building labelled as '130' is on the south side of Downend Road. It is single-storey, with a wide window, set at waist height, divided into square panes, taking up most of the front of the building, and a doorway to the right of it, taking up the remainder. The window is supported by a wall of brick, with a decorative panel featuring horizontal bars, which appear to be made of aluminium. It doesn't appear to be either a shop, or a private residence, so could, conceivably, have been built as the aforementioned Hall; but this remains questionable.

Denomination

Now or formerly Jehovah's Witness.

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 ST6420776271. 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 23 Jul 2014 at 15:57.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2017 - 23:14:49 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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