Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity Hotwells Church, Hotwells, Bristol
Holy Trinity Hotwells Church,
Hotwells Road / Clifton Vale, BS8 4ST,
Hotwells, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1830, and we understand it is still open.

"Trinity Church, situated in Hotwell-road, is a neat structure. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of trustees, and held by the Rev. H. Allen, M.A., canon and rural dean. [Extract from Webster & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of the City of Bristol, and County of Glamorgan, 1865]

Information provided by Phil Draper on his ChurchCrawler website is that it was built 1829-32 to a design by Charles Cockerell, was bombed 1941 but "restored with modern interior within old walls by T.H. Burrough 1957-8". It would be impossible now to tell this from the outside, as it has a delightful external appearance. The south front is of 5 bays, a central one projecting forward, containing the entrance, with two on either side each with a tall round-arched window. Above the central bay is a pediment with a sculpture of the Holy Spirit by Tyley, and the whole is topped by a clock turret above which is an open bell chamber containing one bell. It is on the north side of Hotwells Road (A4) in a plot bordered by Clifton Vale on the west and Ambrose Road on the east side.

Available parish registers cover the periods 1864-1947 (baptisms), and 1864-1976 (marriages).


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 is located at OS grid reference ST5716372563. 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 Hotwells, 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 15 Jun 2013 at 11:54.

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This Report was created 13 Aug 2022 - 11:19:07 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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