Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Chapel (partly Demolished), Pucklechurch
Congregational Chapel (partly Demolished),
Abson Road / Shortwood Road,
Pucklechurch, 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 1845, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

Although the place of worship at this location is consistently labelled on Old Maps as "Congregational", it seems probable it was the "Independent Chapel" described by the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/331/1/2/6) erected in 1845. It was described as a separate and entire building, used exclusively as a place of worship, in which there were free sittings for 100, and 50 "other" sittings. The congregation was estimated on March 30th as 60 in the morning, and 110 in the evening, with morning and afternoon Sunday School classes, attended by 40 and 49 scholars respectively.

The building which was still in existence on Google StreetView drive-past in 2009 looked older than 1845; however that may have been because it was already derelict. It was built of brick, partially covered with stucco, with stone dressings. There was a north porch facing Abson Road, and 2 gateways, the one on the north-west corner having stone gateposts, with mini-roofs. So far as it is possible to see from the road, there were pointed-arched windows on the east side, and battlements topping the north wall over the porch. It would be nice to know how these might have appeared when the building was new.

See also Pucklechurch Conservation Area (July 2010, p.12) available (in 2014) on South Gloucestershire Council website.


Now or formerly Independent/Congregational.

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 ST6996776409. 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 Pucklechurch, 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 10 Nov 2018 at 11:12.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 00:25:22 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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