Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Church (Demolished), Avonmouth, Shirehampton
Congregational Church (Demolished),
Napier Road / Portview Road,
Avonmouth, Shirehampton, 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 1883, but we understand it was closed in 1972.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd April 1892 (p.2371) records its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Congregational Chapel, situate at Avonmouth, in the parish of Shirehampton, in the county of Gloucester, in the district of Barton Regis, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 16th day of April, 1892, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 16th April 1892.

A similar notice published in the Gazette of 20th May 1902 (p.3341) recorded the registration for marriages on 12th May 1902 of "CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, situated at Napier-road, Avonmouth", "being substituted or the building named Congregational Chapel, situated at Avonmouth, now disused", from which I assume that the original building was replaced, or resited at that time.

Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website records the first Chapel as "an unusual complex of buildings with an octagonal lantern tower carrying a small fleche" designed by Foster, and opened in 1883. The new building, erected in 1902, was one of Sir George Oatley's "in an Arts & Crafts Gothic with a small tower". Phil says it was demolished in 1972, but the closure of "CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Napier Road, Avonmouth" was not formally recorded in the Gazette until 21st March 1980 (p.4475).


Now or formerly 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 Church was located at OS grid reference ST5167778019. 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 Avonmouth, Shirehampton, 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 20 Feb 2014 at 13:16.

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This Report was created 7 Dec 2021 - 03:52:50 GMT 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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