Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Colliers School Chapel (Demolished), Kingswood, Bristol
Colliers School Chapel (Demolished),
Britannia Road (formerly Reformatory Road),
Kingswood, Bristol, 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 in 1739, but we understand it was closed in 1843.

This building, had it survived, would be of comparable age to the oldest Wesleyan Chapel in the world - Bristol's "New Room", in Broadmead. Here also, John Wesley took over George Whitefield's ministry, after he had begun preaching in fields at Rose Green on Kingswood Hill. The first chapel, also a school, was built in 1739; and this served as a place of Methodist worship until 1843, when the present chapel was built, about a quarter of a mile to the north east.

According to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), it had a central room, about 30ft square used for services, and at each end, two rooms to the ground floor, and two rooms above, which initially included some living accomodation. In 1803 however, "around the time the collier's school was discontinued", they were incorporated into the chapel.

It continued to be used as a school chapel after a new school building was erected in 1850; but "after the removal of the boarding school to Bath the building was repaired in 1897 for use as a Reformatory School". Some 20 years later (about 1917), however, it was demolished - and as far as I can tell from a comparison of Maps, its site is now (2013) occupied by the Kingswood Foundation.


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 ST6426773545. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 14 Jul 2013 at 08:22.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 14:16:00 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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