Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Default Image We do not have an Image of this Place of Worship as it has been Demolished Place of Worship has been

Image by courtesy of
Salem Chapel (later Salvation Army Hall) (Demolished), Bristol
Salem Chapel (later Salvation Army Hall) (Demolished),
Colston Street / Pipe Lane,
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 before 1855, but we understand it was closed before 1902.

A place of worship labelled as "Chapel (Nonconformist)" is shown on Bristol Town Plans of 1884 on the north-east corner of the junction of Colston Street with Pipe Lane, with seats for 500. This is believed to have been the "Salem Chapel, St Augustine's Place", recorded in the book Bristol and Its Environs (1875), published by the British Association as belonging to the Christian Brethren, "amongst whom George Müller labours".

Evidently it was closed as such by 1902, as Kelly's Directory of that year records it as a Salvation Army Hall, located between #6 St Augustine's Place, occupied by Mrs Mary B. Lynch, a shopkeeper, and #7, occupied by Thos. Coram, a draper's box manufacturer. The intersection with Pipe Lane lay between the Hall and Mrs. Lynch's shop. By 1914, apparently, it had closed, as Kelly's Directory listing of St Augustine's Place ends at #6, then occupied by Charles Salway, a shopkeeper; and Old Maps of 1918 suggest #7, and later buildings had been demolished, the Map showing they had been replaced by a single building, adjoining Colston Hall, possibly by then part of Colston Street.

Note: this was probably the building described in Latimer's Annals of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century as Assembly Rooms (formerly St Augustine's theatre), which were leased by the Countess of Huntingdon in 1785 for conversion to a Chapel. Arrowsmith's Dictionary of Bristol (1884) records that a new building was erected for them in Lodge Street in 1831, and "the theatre on St Augustine's back (afterwards Lady Huntingdon's chapel)" was by then known as Salem chapel.


Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 ST5852972993. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 31 May 2014 at 13:31.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire, or in another County in this Database

Please choose a County by selecting one of the Tabs below.
Note: you MUST choose a County - searching all four at once is not an option!

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 00:21:20 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.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library