Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Redland Grove Chapel, Redland, Bristol
Redland Grove Chapel   [no longer registered]
Fernbank Road / Fairview Drive,
Redland, 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 1876, but we understand it was closed in 1941, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is an impressive building, of stone, having a three-bay front, the centre bay projecting, and with a pediment. There are two tiers of round-arched windows, and twin round-arched doorways in the centre bay. According to Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website it was built in 1876 to a design by Henry Crisp.

According to the following notice in The London Gazette of 5th December 1941 (p.6951) it was closed during WWII:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Building formerly known as REDLAND GROVE METHODIST CHURCH situated at Fernbank Road, Redland in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol which was duly registered for marriages pursuant to the Act 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85 is now no longer used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so registered, and that the registry thereof was therefore on the 22nd day of November 1941 formally cancelled by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for England and Wales. Dated 25th November 1941.

Its original registration had been recorded in the Gazette of 6th February 1880 (p.579).

Note: it would appear that in the past, Fernbank Road followed the line of what is now Fairview Drive in the direction of Chandos Road, and included the block of town houses to the right of the Church, named on the Bristol Town Map of 1882 as "Fairview Villas". Thus the current postal address of the building, which is now converted into offices, is probably Fairview Drive.


Now or formerly Free/United 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 ST5823474587. 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 Redland, 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 Apr 2014 at 15:09.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:26:14 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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