Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bible Christian/United Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Plump Hill, Abenhall
Bible Christian/United Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
north side of A4136,
Plump Hill, Abenhall, 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 1913, but we understand it was closed in 1972.

This was a tin chapel, which was built following the Forest Bible Christian/Methodist alliance of 1907.

The first noted appearance on Old Maps at this location - when it is labelled as "United Methodist" - is on OS 1923 1:2,500. According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp.396-404 (Forest of Dean - Nonconformity), it was built in 1913, became part of the Methodist Church in 1932, and closed in 1972.

In 1995 it was being used as a store, but in February 1996 it caught fire, and was badly damaged, ultimately leading to its demolition in 2001. [Other Sources: John Williams, and the Forest of Dean Family History Pages (Family History Research Forum)]

Denomination

Now or formerly United 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 SO6609417118. 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 10:46.

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This Report was created 19 Nov 2017 - 18:21:26 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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