Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Demolished.

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Zoar Chapel (Demolished?), Cheltenham
Zoar Chapel (Demolished?),
Suffolk Street,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1909, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Zoar Chapel is quoted in various sources as a short-lived Strict Baptist chapel, opened in 1909. "Zoar" was one of the Biblical five Cities of the Plain (of the River Jordan), originally named 'Bela', and the only one to escape destruction. The others were Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim. [qv 'Zoar', in Bible History Online].

Today, Suffolk Street is one of the many back streets passing between Great Norwood Street and Bath Road; however in the past it may have had greater importance. An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham reports that it follows the line of an old route from Westal (Green) to Charlton (Kings) through an open field system. It is marked, but unnamed on the 1806-10 map, and its early name was Commercial Road, but unfortunately, none of the Old Maps I looked at show a chapel building, so it has not been possible to pinpoint its location in the present day.

Denomination

Now or formerly Strict Baptist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO946211. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 4 Oct 2011 at 17:37.

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This Report was created 29 Oct 2017 - 10:13:38 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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