Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mount Pleasant Chapel, St George, Bristol
Mount Pleasant Chapel   [no longer registered]
Air Balloon Road,
St George, 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 in 1872, but we understand it was closed in 1954, and the premises are now in secular use.

Mount Pleasant Chapel is a long rectangular building, having a 3 bay front, with two tall double lancet windows on either side of a central porch, above which is a "rose" windows of 8 "petals". It was founded in 1872, originally by the congregation of St George Baptist, in Clouds Hill Road, who needed new premises whilst repairs were undertaken on their own building.

According to Old Maps of 1888, the Mount Pleasant congregation followed General Baptist principles. It was closed in the 1950s, after which it was used as a workshop; then in 2001, it was sold for conversion into domestic occupation. There are photographs of the exterior before and after its conversion, and of the interior, prior to conversion, showing its folded wooden roof, on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 16th July 1954 (p.4186) recorded its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHAPEL, Air Balloon Hill, St. George, 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 2nd January, 1906, registered for marriages in accordance with Marriage Act, 1836, now incorporated in the Marriage Act, 1949, has cancelled the registration. Dated 12th July 1954.


Now or formerly General Baptist.

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 ST6315473377. 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 St George, 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 19 Mar 2014 at 15:06.

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This Report was created 27 Oct 2021 - 08:18:55 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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