Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St George's Church (Demolished), St George, Bristol
St George's Church (Demolished),
Summerhill Road,
St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


This Church had 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 1753, but we understand it was closed in 1976.

The position of the demolished Church of St George is recorded on the Bristol Town Plan of 1882, where it is surrounded on 3 sides by a large graveyard. There was a school on the west side, and the Vicarage on the east side. Marked in the south west corner of the Vicarage Garden was "part of the base of Don John's Cross" (whatever that may be!) Interestingly at that time, what is now Summerhill Road is labelled both as "Bath Road", and "Via Julia".

The first church on the site was built in the 18th century, but was deemed "not very ecclesiastical", so it was rebuilt in 1846 to a design by J. Hicks. Hicks's church lasted until 1878, when a large fire destroyed it. Rebuilding took place in 1879-80, of a substantial sized church, which in turn became dilapidated, and was closed and demolished in 1976.

The site is now occupied by town houses and flats. Interestingly, Google Satellite View shows the main block, St George's House, with a very similar "footprint" to the ground plan of the Church, as shown on Old Maps.

See also the account of St George's Church on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST6245973612. 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 St George, 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 10 Jun 2013 at 15:30.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:46:42 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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