Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Kingdom Hall, Knowle, Bristol
Kingdom Hall   [no longer registered]
88 Hengrove Lane, BS14 9DQ,
Knowle, 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 by 1958, but we understand it was closed by 2009, and the premises are now in secular use.

The location of this building, on the north side of Hengrove land, may be seen for the first time on Old Maps of 1949. It is labelled simply as "Hall", so it is not possible to tell whether it was initially a "Kingdom Hall", nor even whether it is even the same building we see today. It is rectangular, with walls finished in grey stucco, and an open porch of brick, protecting the entrance to a double entrance door. The only visible windows are in the sides, and are small, shallow, and horizontal. At the rear now is a car park, but in 1949, there was a second, much smaller building shown.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 3rd June 1958 (p.3476) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named KINGDOM HALL, Hengrove Lane, Knowle, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, was on 27th May, 1958, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 29th May, 1958.

Its closure was recorded in the Gazette of 9th December 2009 (p.?) in a list of buildings which "are no longer used by the congregations on whose behalf they were registered... and since then it has been converted into a dance studio.


Now or formerly Jehovah's Witness.

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 ST6059369704. 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 Knowle, 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 17 Sep 2014 at 16:15.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 15:19:59 GMT 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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