Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Methodist Chapel, Staunton, Corse (95k) Above Photograph(s)
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Methodist Chapel, Staunton, Corse
Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Malvern Road / Pillows Green Road,
Staunton, Corse, 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 before 1884, but we understand it was closed in 1956, and the premises are now in secular use.

Described on Old Maps, for instance OS 1884 1:2,500 as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). The latest Map it has been noted on is 1954-5, and it was not on my OS Map of 1980.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Worcester, Volume 4: Hundreds of Pershore and Doddingtree (1924) pp.197-202 (Staunton) makes no mention of a Chapel in the village; however the VCH A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 8: Cleeve, Deerhurst and Tibblestone, and lower divisions Tewkesbury and Westminster (1968), pp.271-281 (Corse) records a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1838, north of the Staunton cross-roads. It is described as a plain building of stone and rendered rubble, and was said to have gone out of use around 1956. This ties in with the location on the map, north of the cross roads where the A417 Gloucester Road meets the B4213 (Straight Lane) from Tirley and the B4208 (Malvern Road).

The VCH account also mentions a house (in Corse) licensed for dissenting worship in 1747, and a room in a private house was registered for dissenting worship in 1850. The Chapel appears to have been on the border between Corse and Staunton parish, but its postal address today is now Staunton.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 SO7936329749. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 09:03.

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