Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Leonard's Church (Demolished), Bristol
St Leonard's Church (Demolished),
Corn Street / St Nicholas's Street,
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 before 1674, but we understand it was closed before 1771.

The Bristol Town Plan of 1884 shows the site of St Leonard's Church on the corner of Corn Street, and its junction with St Nicholas's Street. By then, evidently, it had been demolished, as the site was, and still is, occupied by a Bank. Also marked on the Map was the former site of St Leonard's Gate, one of the medieval entrances to the City from outside the Walls.

Surviving parish registers cover the periods 1689-1768 (baptisms), 1690-1768 (marriages), and 1690-1768 (burials), so in fact there is no documentary evidence of it surviving after 1768.

This is confirmed by the About Bristol website, which says of St Leonard that it "stood over a triple arched gateway situated at the end of Corn Street. The body of the church had two aisles and there was a tower like that of St John but with pinnacles rather than a spire. The first recorded vicar was Richard Capell... the church was removed in 1771, the last vicar being John Davies".

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 ST5876772952. 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 9 Jun 2013 at 14:11.

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This Report was created 26 Sep 2017 - 21:47:02 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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