Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St George's Church (Demolished), St George, Bristol
St George's Church (Demolished),
Summerhill Road,
St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church had 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 1753, but we understand it was closed in 1976.

The position of the demolished Church of St George is recorded on the Bristol Town Plan of 1882, where it is surrounded on 3 sides by a large graveyard. There was a school on the west side, and the Vicarage on the east side. Marked in the south west corner of the Vicarage Garden was "part of the base of Don John's Cross" (whatever that may be!) Interestingly at that time, what is now Summerhill Road is labelled both as "Bath Road", and "Via Julia".

The first church on the site was built in the 18th century, but was deemed "not very ecclesiastical", so it was rebuilt in 1846 to a design by J. Hicks. Hicks's church lasted until 1878, when a large fire destroyed it. Rebuilding took place in 1879-80, of a substantial sized church, which in turn became dilapidated, and was closed and demolished in 1976.

The site is now occupied by town houses and flats. Interestingly, Google Satellite View shows the main block, St George's House, with a very similar "footprint" to the ground plan of the Church, as shown on Old Maps.

See also the account of St George's Church on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST6245973612. 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 10 Jun 2013 at 15:30.

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This Report was created 5 Oct 2017 - 13:56:42 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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