Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Salvation Army Meeting Room (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
Salvation Army Meeting Room (Demolished),
Stillhouse Lane,
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 before 1902, but we understand it was closed by 1931.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 illustrates that "Still House la." (as it is listed) was home to an eclectic collection of residents. On the east side, from north to south, were William Perry & Son, tanners; Robert Langdon, a beer retailer; the Salvation Army Meeting Room; James Stallard, a shopkeeper; Bedminster Bridge School; Jn. Cox & Co.'s successors, tanners; William Pitman, an engineer to J. Cox & Co.; Henry Mansfield, a shoemaker; and William Williams, a chimney sweeper (Arcade). On the other side of the street were a shoeing forge; a bottled ale 'strs' (I'm not sure what the abbreviation means), Louis Ford, who was an ice cream merchant; a shopkeeper; another beer retailer; a coal & firewood dealer; and a boot & shoe maker.

Interestingly, some of the same surnames were still listed in 1914, as for instance Mrs. E. Stallard, William Pitman, Jno. Cox & Co., and Henry Mansfield; but the Salvation Army Hall was not. The following notice in The London Gazette of 8th September 1931 (p.5860) does however suggest it was still open:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship described as SALVATION ARMY HALL, situated at Stillhouse Lane, in the civil parish of Bedminster, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, which was duly certified for worship on the 13th day of February, 1925, has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar-General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled pursuant to the Act 18 & 19 Vic., c.81, from the 4th day of September, 1931. Dated 4th September 1931.

The Salvation Army building in Dean Lane was open by 1914, so perhaps the Stillhouse Lane premises were retained as a Church Hall, or Sunday School, and as such, may have been overlooked by Kelly's compilers.


Now or formerly Salvation Army.

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 ST5898071884. 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 Bedminster, 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 22 Sep 2014 at 15:58.

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This Report was created 29 May 2022 - 03:45:10 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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