Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Beechcroft Methodist Church (Demolished), Stapleton
Beechcroft Methodist Church (Demolished),
Alberton Road,
Stapleton, 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 1950, but we understand it was closed in 1973.

Beechcroft Methodist Church first came to my attention in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), where it is listed with an address of "Alberton Road, Froom Valley Road". Alberton Road is a turning off Froom Valley Road, and in the present day, it is wholly residential. The position of the Church is however recorded on various Old Maps, the first noted being dated 1955, where it is shown on the right side of a rectangular plot, which in the present day is occupied by a (possibly 1970s) housing development.

According to an article A Brief Outline History of Begbrook School on Winterbourne Family History Online website, its annexe was used by the School in the 1950s as additional classroom space, but it (the chapel) "is said to have been burnt down during the late 1950s or 60s". This would certainly tie in with its appearance, and disappearance on Old Maps, if not for the entry in the Registrar General's list!

The Bristol Record Office has a register of baptisms for the "Beechcroft Society", Stapleton, for the period 1950-1973 (Ref: 40836/13), which extends its timeline over a longer period.


Now or formerly 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 Church was located at OS grid reference ST6265176897. 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 Stapleton, 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 4 Feb 2014 at 08:29.

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This Report was created 20 Oct 2021 - 22:50:15 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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