Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Gabriel's Church (Demolished), Easton, Bristol
St Gabriel's Church (Demolished),
St Gabriel's Road / Vining Walk,
Easton, 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 1870, but we understand it was closed in 1974.

St Gabriel's Church was first noted on Old Maps of 1884, on the north-west corner of the junction of St Gabriel's Road with Vining Walk, opposite Bouverie Street.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 records that the parish of St Gabriel was formed in 1870, from that of St Philip & St Jacob. "The church, in Bouverie street, Easton road, erected in 1868-70, at a cost of £4,400, and consecrated March 14th 1860, is a cruciform edifice of brick in the Gothic style of the 13th century, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, vestry and a tower with spire at the south-east angle, containing one bell". The living was a vicarage, in the gift of the vicar of Holy Trinity, and had been held since 1895 by the Rev. William Davies, of Trinity College, Dublin. The parish was said to be 35 acres in extent.

Evidently, when St Lawrence's Church (Lawrence Hill) was closed in 1954, its parish was united with that of St Gabriel, as the Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches, on the Church of England website records the formal closure on 1st November 1974 of "Easton, St Gabriel and St Lawrence" Church. The site was disposed of to Local Authorities on 12th November 1975, and in the present day, in common with so many other previously ecclesiastical sites in Bristol, it is in residential use.


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 ST6054173807. 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 Easton, 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 12 Mar 2014 at 14:05.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 01:44:58 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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