Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Former Friends Meeting House, Kings Weston, Henbury
Former Friends Meeting House   [no longer registered]
Kings Weston Road / Fernhill Lane,
Kings Weston, Henbury, Gloucestershire.


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 1670, but we understand it was closed in 1893, and the premises are now in secular use.

Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) records that a small meeting was in existence by 1670, and was reported in 1710 to be in need of larger premises. The erection of a new meeting house was notified in 1713, but the present building is dated 1718 above the entrance. Meetings ceased in 1893, and the property was sold in 1924.

The former meeting house has rendered rubble walls and a hipped roof covered in patent tiles. The south front, of 3 bays has a central entrance and flanking windows with moulded stone architraves. The property is surrounded by a high wall, in which are two - possibly original, 18th century - gateways; but the hipped roof, and fanlight, inserted above the doorway in the early 19th century can be seen from the road. According to the NCC booklet, it has been divided into two properties - 'Quakers Rest' and 'Ferns Hill'; but a separate house was added in 1780 to the north-east, which is now called 'Quakers Meet'.

It had a separate burial ground in Kings Weston Lane given to the society in 1690. It is a rectangular walled enclosure with an 18th century gateway at the south west end.


Now or formerly Quaker.

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 ST5493878149. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Jul 2013 at 14:52.

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This Report was created 27 Nov 2021 - 05:40:16 GMT 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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