Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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The Salvation Army, Horfield Corps, Horfield, Bristol
The Salvation Army, Horfield Corps   [no longer registered]
Ashley Down Road,
Horfield, 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1999, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building first came to my attention in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), described as "Salvation Army Young People's Hall", in Ashley Down Road. Further investigation revealed a photograph of it as The former Salvation Army hall on the Geograph website. Information provided with the photograph indicates it was the home of the Bristol Horfield Corps from 1901 to 1999, but at the time the photograph was taken (2007), it was in residential usage. Since then, the roof has been raised, two new windows added at the front, a wheel window at the apex, and a row of "dormer" windows added at the sides. This could definitely class as a "sympathetic restoration", as the result appears more "chapel like" than the original! It now has the name of "Ashley Hall".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 20th August 1920 (p.8650) indicates it was registered for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SALVATION ARMY HALL, situated at Ashley Down-road, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the fourteenth August, 1920, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 17th August 1920.

Prior to being taken over by the Salvation Army, it was a Methodist Chapel. Old Maps show this to have been known as Ashley Down Chapel, for which see the separate entry in this database.


Now or formerly Salvation Army.

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 ST5944076149. 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 Horfield, 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 3 Jan 2014 at 09:05.

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This Report was created 22 May 2022 - 18:37:34 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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