Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Mission Church, Stapleton
St Giles's Mission Church,
Curlew Close,
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 before 1955, but we understand it was closed before 1981.

St Giles's Mission Church is shown on Old Maps of 1952-1955 as a moderately sized rectangular building, occupying a plot in the midst of what was probably a post-war pre-fab development. The latter is shown to have covered a large area bounded on the north by Frenchay Park Road, on the west by Begbrook Lane, and the south by the wooded area above the River Frome. Curlew Close survives as a small cul-de-sac, but in its heyday it extended northwards, to a T-junction, branching on both sides of the 'T' to run parallel to, and to the north of Landrail Walk. St Giles was situated on the west side of the T-junction.

Post-War pre-fabs were intended to last a mere 10 years, but many of them have survived for far longer. Indeed, if my Bristol Street Atlas of the late 1980s is to be believed, St Giles, and the estate it served, were still in existence at that time. They were, nevertheless, a product of their time, and most of the area has now been cleared; and a mixture of parkland (Begbrook Green Park), recreation (Stapleton & Begbrook Club), and new housing now occupies the area where the pre-fabs used to be.


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 ST6282676974. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 4 Feb 2014 at 13:46.

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This Report was created 6 Jul 2022 - 08:39:31 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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