Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church (Demolished), Clifton, Bristol
St Andrew's Church (Demolished),
Clifton Hill / Clifton Road,
Clifton, Bristol, 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 1538, but we understand it was closed in 1951.

"Clifton Parish Church is dedicated to St Andrew. It was built in 1816, and stands in the churchyard, which is beautifully planted with trees. The living is a perpetual curacy, value about £800 per-annum, in the patronage of Simeon's Trustees, and held by the Right Rev. Bishop Anderson, D.D." [Extract from Webster & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of the City of Bristol, and County of Glamorgan, 1865]

In fact there was an earlier building than the one referred to above. All except the tower of a medieval "village" church was rebuilt in 1634, but this in turn was replaced in 1819-20 by a new building slightly to the north - "later the original church was pulled down, carted away and buried in a quarry".

The "new" church was largely destroyed in 1940, during WWII bombing, and after the war (1956) it was demolished. Christ Church, opened in 1844, then became Clifton's parish church.

Available parish registers cover the periods 1538-1951 (baptisms), 1538-1951 (marriages), and 1538-1942 (burials), and yes, the graveyard, and some of its memorials, has survived, with a footpath running through it called Birdcage Walk. See Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website for further information.


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 ST5740372930. 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 Clifton, 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 13:07.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 08:06:05 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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