Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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British School Room (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
British School Room (Demolished),
Back Street (now British Road),
Bedminster, 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 in 1847, but we understand it was closed in 1855.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/328/1/1/4) records "British School Room", in Back Lane, Bedminster as "temporarily occupied for the Religious worship by the Reform Wesleyans". It was established in 1847, as a separate building "used for British Scholars during the days of the Week", and had free seating for 750. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 500 to morning service, 300 Sunday Scholars in the afternoon, and 600 in the evening. The return was completed by Isaac Redere, its Steward, who lived in East Street, Bedminster, Bristol. He remarked that "these School Rooms are only temporary occupied for Religious Worship, by the Reform Wesleyans, having been let to them for that purpose, by the School Committee".

This presumably reflects a secession from the Wesleyan Chapel which was known as Ebenezer, in Clyde Street, and is now Bedminster Methodist Church, as referred to in the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/328/1/1/14), and described elsewhere in this database.

Ashmead's Maps of Bristol of 1855 show the British School Room was on the south side of Back Lane (now British Road) opposite its junction with Hebron Road, but by then, its congregation had organised the building of Hebron Chapel, opened in 1854. The two were separated by a terrace of 9 houses named Britannia Place, on the west side of Hebron Road. A description, and history of Hebron may be found elsewhere in this database.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Reform.

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 ST5817571326. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Aug 2014 at 13:36.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:44:27 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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