Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, St Briavels
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel,
St Briavels Common,
St Briavels, 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 about 1818, but we understand it was closed after 1984.

The area surrounding St Briavels appears to have been quite well served with places of worship, both in antiquity and throughout the industrialisation of the 19th century. Old Maps show Chapel Ruins and Holy Wells; and Kelly's Directory of 1923 records a Wesleyan chapel, and 2 Congregational chapels.

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.247-271 (St Briavels) records what was probably the Wesleyan chapel referred to in Kelly as situated in "the part of Hudnalls that became known as St Briavels common", and says it was built about 1818. It remained open until the mid 20th century, apparently without having joined the Methodist Church of Great Britain as it is marked on OS 1972-1973 1:2,500 as "Wesleyan Methodist Church", and with a '+' on OS 1984 1:50:000; but the VCH account says it had been converted into a house by 1991.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO5398802393. 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 08:42.

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This Report was created 31 Jul 2017 - 02:10:19 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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