Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Barton Hill Congregational Church (Demolished), Barton Hill, Bristol
Barton Hill Congregational Church (Demolished),
Days Road / Bridge Street,
Barton Hill, Bristol, 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 1882, but we understand it was closed in 1968.

Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website records that Barton Hill Congregational Church was built in 1882 with support from Pembroke Chapel, in Clifton. The congregation had been founded in 1873, meeting at first in Charl[e]ton Hall, premises which were later occupied by a congregation of Open Brethren. When Pembroke Chapel closed, in 1922, they received Pembroke's "splendid pipe organ".

The Church stood at the junction of Days Road with the now lost Bridge Street, and Barton Hill Road. So far as it is possible to tell by comparison with Old Maps, Bridge Street, and the area surrounding the Days Road/Barton Hill Road junction lies beneath St Philip's Causeway.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 27th August 1968 (p.9387) recorded its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that BARTON HILL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Days Road, Barton Hill in the registration district of Bristol in the County Borough of Bristol is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 25th February 1943 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 21st August 1968.


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 ST6052872892. 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 8 Mar 2014 at 08:10.

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This Report was created 17 May 2022 - 00:39:26 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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