Gloucestershire Places of Worship

We do not have an Image of this Place of Worship as it has been Demolished Place of Worship has been

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Ashtongate Chapel (Demolished), Ashton Gate, Bristol
Ashtongate Chapel (Demolished),
Greenway Bush Lane / Ashton Gate Road,
Ashton Gate, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


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 by 1872, but we understand it was closed by 1963.

Ashton Gate (or Ashtongate) Chapel was founded as a mission from Hebron Church, in Hebron Road - "Hebron Church in its heyday was noted for its outgoing and missionary zeal" [quote from the Welland Family History website]

The following notice in The London Gazette of 5th May 1893 (p.2628) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named United Methodist Free Church, situate at Greenway Bush-lane, in the parish of Ashton Gate, in the county of Bristol, in the district of Bedminster, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 28th day of April, 1893, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 28th April 1893.

A corresponding notice announcing the cancellation of its registration was published in the Gazette of 26th July 1963 (p.6386). Possibly it was no coincidence that the registration of Windmill Hill Methodist Church, another of the Hebron missions, was cancelled on the same day.

The Bristol Record Office hold records of baptisms for the period 1872-1961. The address for the period 1872-1951 is given as Ashton Gate Road, and for 1952-1961 as Greenway Bush Lane. This apparent dichotomy can be explained by the fact that the building was on the north-west corner of the junction of the two streets.

If you have a FaceBook account you may be able to see photographs showing Ashton Gate Chapel - Then and Now on North Street Bristol Community webpage ("now" showing the empty plot on the corner where it used to be). It was posted on 26th July 2014, so may be a little tricky to find, but it appears the original was from the Hartley Collection, which may now (2018) be available through the Bristol - Know Your Place interface.


Now or formerly Free/United 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.


This Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST5740171778. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Ashton Gate, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 25 Nov 2018 at 08:58.

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This Report was created 20 Jul 2021 - 13:05:48 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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