Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Alveston Down Methodist Chapel, Alveston
Alveston Down Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
The Down,
Alveston, 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 1883, but we understand it was closed before 1972, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building is marked on Old Maps (for example OS 1903 1:2,500) as "Methodist Chapel (Primitive)". It is now closed, and has been converted to an attractive modern residence, which retains the outward appearance of a chapel. It is brick-built, with 3 lancet windows at the front, 2 on either side of an entrance doorway, and one above it. The latter has a date inscribed on its keystone of 1883. There are smaller windows in the sides, and what appears to be a small modern extension on the right. This may however be itself a conversion of the Sunday-school which is shown on Old Maps as being adjacent to the chapel.

It is still listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), but it seems probable it would have closed by 1972, which is when the present Alveston Methodist Church is understood to have opened.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 ST6291488126. 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 1 Jan 2012 at 11:17.

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This Report was created 22 Sep 2017 - 22:20:22 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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