Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Terrett Memorial Hall (Demolished), Hotwells, Bristol
Terrett Memorial Hall (Demolished),
Cumberland Basin,
Hotwells, 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 before 1902, but we understand it was closed by 1954.

Terrett Memorial Hall is shown on Old Maps of 1903-1904 to 1954. It was set in a triangle bounded by Hotwells Road, Cumberland Basin, and Brunswick Place, which connected Oldfield Place with Cumberland Basin.

It is recorded in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 under "Mission & Gospel Halls", and in 1914 as the "Seamen's Rest and Home (Terrett Memorial Hall), Western place, Cumberland basin", for the "Incorporated Seamen and Boatmen's Friend Society (Western District)". Its District Superintendent was Rev. Robert Dodds, and it was said to be "Undenominational". The aims of the society were to promote the social, moral and religious welfare of sailors and provide sleeping accomodation for seamen, also free beds for destitute seafarers. It was open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd March 1929 (p.1994) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named TERRETT MEMORIAL HALL, situated at Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 18th March, 1929, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 20th March 1929.

A similar notice in the Gazette of 23rd February 1954 (p.1186) cancelled the registration. It is not known whether the building stayed open after that in an alternative capacity, or indeed whether it had continued throughout its existence in its original aims; however it is certainly closed by now, as all the buildings in this area are understood to have been demolished for building the Cumberland Basin road system in the 1960s.


Now or formerly Non-denominational.

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 ST5683872457. 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 Hotwells, 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 29 May 2014 at 10:33.

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This Report was created 20 May 2022 - 20:45:48 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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