Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Almondsbury Chapel (Demolished), Almondsbury
Almondsbury Chapel (Demolished),
Gloucester Road (A38),
Almondsbury, 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 about 1810, but we understand it was closed after 1983.

A Wesleyan Chapel in Almondsbury is mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1923, and its location is marked on Old Maps (for example OS 1903 1:2,500), adjacent to The Swan Inn, situated almost exactly opposite what was to become Oaklands Drive.

At the time of the Religious Census of 1851, there was just the parish Church and "Almondsbury Chapel" recorded for the parish, with a congregation of Wesleyan Methodist, and thereafter it appears to have been the only nonconformist chapel in Almondsbury. It was said to be built in 1810, as a separate building, used exclusively for religious worship. It had seating for 200, 160 of which were free. The estimated number to attend on March 30 for worship were 60 in the morning, and 150 in the evening, with 20 Sunday Scholars to morning class, and 29 in the afternoon. The return was completed by William Pearce, its Minister, of "Almondsbury nr Bristol, Gloucestershire".

There have been many changes since then, notably during the late 20th century. Its location is still marked with a "+" on my OS Landranger Map of 1983, but today, though the Swan Inn survives, the site next to it, where the Chapel used to be, is occupied by the rather grand Almondsbury Interchange Hotel.


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 ST6060583763. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 2 May 2013 at 13:54.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 18:37:58 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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