Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Jacob's Wells Mission Rooms (Demolished), Brandon Hill, Bristol
Jacob's Wells Mission Rooms (Demolished),
Jacobs Wells Road,
Brandon Hill, 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 after 1914.

Jacob's Wells Mission Rooms are recorded in the street directory section of Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 between Jacob's Wells Buildings and Brandon Buildings. So far as it is possible to tell from Old Maps, the aforesaid "Buildings" were a collection of residences arranged around a courtyard. Again, so far as it is possible to tell by comparison with the present day, both sets of buildings have been demolished, and a large apartment block, named "Brandon House", now occupies their site.

It is not clear whether "Rooms" in the street description is significant, as the Ecclesiastical section lists only a single "Jacob's Wells Mission" as belonging to the Clifton Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. One possibility, certainly, is that the Mission Rooms were in other use, besides providing a meeting place for Wesleyans. On the other hand, Kelly's Directory of 1902 lists just a single "Jacob's Wells Missn. Room", with no indication of a denomination.

Note: the Mission is distinct from the Brandon Free Methodist Church, which in Kelly's Directory of 1914 was recorded as simply "Brandon", belonging to the Bristol North Circuit of the United Methodist Church.


Now or formerly Mission Hall.

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 ST5775072769. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 7 Jun 2014 at 15:07.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:46:32 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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