Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Chapel, Stanton
Baptist Chapel   [no longer registered]
High Street,
Stanton, 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 1842, but we understand it was closed in 1966, and the premises are now in secular use.

A Baptist Chapel is recorded in Stanton in 1923, and its position is shown on various Old Maps for the years between 1884 and 1923. Evidently however it closed some time prior to 1975, as by OS 1975 1:2,500 the premises are labelled "Old Chapel House", so since then, and certainly today, it is in private occupation.

The basic plan is rectangular, looking totally at home in this Cotswold Village, so apart from the reference on the Map, there is no evidence of it ever being a Chapel. It is of two stories, with three bays in the longer sides, having windows on either side of a central porch to the west, all of which appear to have been part of the original building. The shorter south side, facing the road, has a window of four lights to the ground and first floors, above which is a small square plaque with the year "1842". All the windows have protective hood mouldings. Though it would seem to merit it, it does not appear to be a Listed Building.

There is a return in the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/343/1/13/21) which confirms that it was erected in 1842, and was then used exclusively as a place of worship. There were 50 sittings, all free, with space for standing of 14 feet by 2½ feet, though possibly that was never needed as the estimated numbers to attend service on March 30th was 34 in the afternoon only. There was evidently also a Sunday School, as 10 Sunday Scholars were estimated to attend both morning and afternoon classes. The return was completed by Daniel Ricketts. His address was "Cutsdean, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire". Evidently he was Minister of Cutsdean Baptist Chapel as well, as he signs off on the return for there too.

Its date of closure, 1966, was kindly provided by a present-day [22 Aug 2013] Stanton resident.

Denomination

Now or formerly 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 SP0709034211. 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 9 Apr 2013 at 12:26.

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