Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Bartholow's Church (Demolished), Bristol
St Bartholow's Church (Demolished),
Union Street,
Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 1861, but we understand it was closed in 1890.

A short lived church, but one which made it onto the Bristol Town Plan of 1884. It was situated in between Union Street and the "Cocoa Manufactory" in Duck Lane (now Fairfax Street), which were separated by an alley called "Little James Back". There was a school in an adjacent building, to the north of the church, said to be for "Girls and Infants".

Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website, says it was built in 1861 by Pope, and was closed in 1890. The proceeds of the sale of the site were then used towards the building of St Bartholomew's Church in the St Andrew's area of Bristol, in 1894.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) reports that it was consecrated on 22nd January, would accomodate about 450 persons, and cost £8,600 to build, including purchase of the site. A separate ecclesiastical parish, consisting of the southern portion of St James's to the Horsefair, was created the following April. In his conclusion of the Annals, published in 1901, he notes the transfer in 1892 of its endowments, schools, &c. to a new district, created out of St Andrew's, Montpelier, observing that the building had become "almost wholly enclosed by repeated extensions of the cocoa works of Messrs. Fry and Sons, and those gentlemen gave a large sum for the site, which was needed for further developments".


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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5901173234. 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 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 14 Jun 2013 at 14:05.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 17:52:59 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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