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Old Gossington Chapel, Gossington, Slimbridge
Old Gossington Chapel,
Tyndale Road,
Gossington, Slimbridge, 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 1834, but we understand it was closed after 1980.

This is a delightful setting for a chapel which has now been converted into a very attractive dwelling. Kelly's Directory of 1923, in its entry for Slimbridge, records that it was built in 1877, and its position is also marked on a series of Old Maps between 1880 and 1980-1.

Evidently, however the 1877 chapel replaced an earlier building, as there is a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/333/3/4/14) for "Gossington Chapel" - a separate building, used exclusively for worship, and as a "Sunday and Day School". It was erected in 1834, for a congregation of Baptists, with free seating for 60, and 30 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30 was 40 to morning service, and 75 in the evening, with 44 Sunday Scholars in the morning. The return was completed by Deacons George Foxwell and Samuel Colborn, and signed by "Mr. G. Foxwell, Slimbridge, Nr. Dursley, Gloucestershire".

It is listed simply as a "Baptist Chapel" in Slimbridge in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), with a congregation of "Particular Baptists".

Denomination

Now or formerly Particular 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 SO7379002132. 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 24 Jul 2013 at 07:45.

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This Report was created 7 Oct 2017 - 16:23:10 BST 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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