Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bristol City Mission Chapel (Demolished), Barton Hill, Bristol
Bristol City Mission Chapel (Demolished),
Barton Street,
Barton Hill, Bristol, 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 before 1884, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This Mission Chapel was first noted on Old Maps of 1884-1885. It was on the north side of the former Barton Street. Barton Street ran (west to east) from Great Western Lane to Marsh Lane, parallel to Glendare Street, but only the eastern access from Marsh Lane now survives, as the entrance to Barton Court.

The street consisted of 32 terraced houses on either side, each with an area of garden at the rear - the Mission Chapel is shown to have occupied an area equivalent to four of the houses, and had seating for 230.

Its next occurrence in records I have access to is the following notice in The London Gazette of (p.):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named BRISTOL CITY MISSION HALL, situated at Barton-street, Barton Hill, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 21st January, 1929, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 31st January 1929.

This was one of six branches of the Bristol City Mission, which were registered on the same day. The others were "Chapel-street, Victoria-road"; "Day's-road, St. Philip"; "Owen-street, Easton"; "Russell Town-avenue, Moorfields", and "Great Ann-street, St. Jude".

The buildings in Barton Street have since been demolished, and new housing now occupies the site.

The Bristol City Mission Society was formed in 1826 for "interdenominational Christian Outreach, and in particular to provide physical and spiritual help to those in need".


Now or formerly City Mission.

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 ST6110172897. 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 Barton Hill, 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 6 Mar 2014 at 10:47.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 14:04:04 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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