Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Margaret's Chapel (Demolished), St Briavels
St Margaret's Chapel (Demolished),
Stowe Road, Mork,
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 before 1256, but we understand it was closed in 1547.

The site of this chapel is displayed prominently on early Old Maps. It was situated between St Margaret's Wood and Lindors Country House, now a Christian Conference Centre.

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) suggests the chapel was possibly established as a hospital (provider of 'hospitality') in connexion with the route from the Wye river crossing at Bigsweir. It was dissolved under the 1547 Act; was bought by the owners of Mork Farm in 1664, but was later demolished, and no visible evidence of it now remains, apart from an indication on Old Maps.

The History of Lindors Country House on 'Lindors' website poses (for me) the dilemma of how close to the River Wye the Chapel actually was. Apparently, at the time the Chapel was providing hospitality, the course of the River Wye may have been different to that which it follows today. Their account suggests the river would have flowed near Lindors House, where the present tennis court is now, until the present course was established, some time after 1760. So which side of the river would the Chapel have been? If it was on the west side, perhaps this would explain why a second Chapel dedicated to St Margaret is to be found nearby to the east, at Stowe - the medieval equivalent of a Motorway Service Centre for both sides of the carriageway?

Denomination

Now or formerly Medieval Chapel.

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 SO5492605368. 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 15:19.

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This Report was created 24 Oct 2017 - 10:27:17 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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