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Aylburton Methodist Church, Aylburton
Aylburton Methodist Church,
High Street, GL15 6DE,
Aylburton, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does 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 1910, and we understand it is still open.

The basic structure of Aylburton Methodist Church looks Victorian Gothic, with a three-light stained window facing the road, but the transepts, and extension to the rear are more recent, as is the porch, and a wooden, or wooden-faced tower, which is notable as having a similar pyramidal roof to the parish church. It is an attractive building, in my opinion, certainly distinctive.

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.46-84 (Lydney) records that Wesleyans held open-air meetings at the village cross in 1910, and later in a temporary building. A chapel was built in 1915 on the south-east side of the village street; and a hall was built adjoining the chapel in 1966. In 1990 it was served as part of the Forest of Dean circuit.

The Cross is on the south-west corner of the High Street and its junction with Chapel Hill. At the time of publication of OS Maps of 1902-1903 'Cross Farm' occupied the land.

Chapel Hill is so named (I assume) as Old Maps show that an ancient Chapel once stood there, high above the village. And as referred to above, and by Aylburton Methodist Church website, the Aylburton Methodist Society "was born at the 14th Century preaching Cross", so the area has a long history of worship.

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 Church is located at OS grid reference SO6177801818. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Aylburton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 26 Jan 2019 at 13:35.

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This Report was created 18 Sep 2019 - 09:46:26 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 14 Jun 2019 at 13:31.

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