Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Park Hill Baptist Chapel, Woolaston
Park Hill Baptist Chapel,
Park Hill,
Woolaston, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel had 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 1835, but we understand it was closed in 1955.

The entry for "Park Hill Chapel" in the Religious Census of 1851 records that it was built in 1835. All sittings were free, with "no exceptions"; and the average number of attendants to morning service was 100 to 120, in the afternoons about 30 were expected, and there were some 20 Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by the Minister Johan Lewis, who lived at Park hill Cottage (next to the chapel).

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.117-118 (Woolaston - Nonconformity) records that the chapel was still well attended into the 1920s, but the last burial there took place in 1906, and the building was closed about 1955. Their account says it is stone built and the front has round-headed openings and a shaped parapet, but as far as I can tell from Google StreetView, it has now fallen into disrepair.

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 ST5704099505. 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 15:17.

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This Report was created 5 Oct 2017 - 19:06:59 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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