Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Clay Bottom Chapel (Demolished), St George, Bristol
Clay Bottom Chapel (Demolished),
Clay Bottom,
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 1808, but we understand it was closed in 1948.

The street named "Clay Bottom" is a turning off Rose Green Road - is this the Primitive Methodist Chapel listed by various sources in Rose Green? The building in question was on the north side of Clay Bottom (Road), labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Primitive") in an area named "Lower Easton" on Maps of 1882-1888.

These sources say founded in 1855, but I am not convinced of that, as the following return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/330/3/1/3) for a Primitive Methodist congregation, may relate to the Chapel. It describes a building with no name in "Lower Easton, St George", erected in 1808 as a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship. There were free sittings for 100 and 96 "other" sittings; and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 in the morning, and 60 in the evening - no Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Edward Foozey, its Minister, of "Upper Easton, Bristol, Gloucestershire".

By Maps of 1951, what appears to be the same building had become a Glove Factory. Thus - continuing the "Rose Green" theme - the following notice of cancellation, in The London Gazette of 16th March 1948 (p.1888) may relate to the Chapel:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship described as METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Rose Green, St George, in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol which was duly certified for worship on the 30th day of June, 1863 has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar-General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled pursuant to the Act 18 & 19 Vict., cap. 81 from the 12th day of March 1948. Witness my hand this 12th day of March 1948.

In the present day, the site is occupied by new housing.


Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 ST6195574694. 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 2 Apr 2014 at 09:58.

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This Report was created 27 Oct 2021 - 10:18:26 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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