Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Clement's Church (Demolished), St Paul, Bristol
St Clement's Church (Demolished),
Newfoundland Road / Houlton Street,
St Paul, 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 1855, but we understand it was closed in 1941.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) records that St Clement's Church (Newfoundland Road), was consecrated on 24th April 1855, and an ecclesiastical district was allotted to it in the following June. The church, which originally cost £2,000, underwent extensive alterations in 1871.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 notes that the parish of St Clement was formed in July 1855 from the parishes of St James and St Paul. "The church, in Newfoundland road, is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, founded May 24th 1854, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles and an octagonal bell turret on the south side, 65 feet high, with spirelet". The parish records were said to date from 1855, and there was seating for 700. The living was a vicarage, in the gift of the Bristol trustees, and had been held since 1887 by the Rev. George Edward Laws B.D. of Durham University.

It was situated on the south west corner of the junction of Newfoundland Road with Houlton Street. Directly opposite it, on the other side of Newfoundland Road was the Congregational Gideon Chapel. Neither appear to have had a graveyard.

Surviving parish registers cover the periods 1855-1941 (baptisms), and 1855-1941 (marriages). It was subject to bomb damage during WWII, and subsequently demolished.

There is, however a photograph of "St Clement's, Newfoundland Road, St Paul's, Bristol" in So Sad About Us Flickr Photostream, so we can be reminded what it looked like.


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 ST5966173654. 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 St Paul, 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 19 Jun 2013 at 14:59.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 07:24:22 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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