Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Essex Street Chapel (Bethesda) (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
Essex Street Chapel (Bethesda) (Demolished),
Essex Street,
Bedminster, 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 in 1871, but we understand it was closed by 1971.

The location of Essex Street Chapel, also known as "Bethesda", may be seen on the Bristol Town Plans of 1885 on the south-west corner of the junction of Essex Street with Herbert Street. Essex Street no longer exists, but it is recorded in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 as passing from 68 East Street to Dean Lane. Old Maps show this was a "dog-leg" route, which crossed Herbert Street twice. The nearest location now to the site of the Chapel is the Asda Supermarket car park. It is recorded on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website as dating from 1871.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 8th July 1884 (p.3125) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Essex-street Chapel or Bethesda Chapel, in the parish of Bedminster, in the county of Somerset, in the district of Bedminster, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 27th day of June, 1884, duly registered, for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 1st July 1884.

A comparable notice, cancelling the registration, was published in the Gazette of 1st April 1971 (p.3094).

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 ST5857571641. 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 Aug 2014 at 13:42.

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This Report was created 17 Oct 2017 - 23:34:19 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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