Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Norman Chapel House, Broad Campden
Norman Chapel House   [no longer consecrated]
The Green,
Broad Campden, 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 1130, but we understand it was closed in 1539, and the premises are now in secular use.

OS Maps mark an ancient Chapel in Broad Campden. This appears to be what is described on the British Listed Buildings website as "Norman Chapel House". Their account provides the details that it was converted 1905-07 for Dr. Ananda Coomaraswarmy the Sinagalese scholar. It consists of the nave of a c.1130 chapel which was a dependency of Tewkesbury Abbey, and a 15th century priest's house, to which additions were made by C.R. Ashbee, Coomaraswarmy's architect.

Whilst it is by no means certain, I have assumed it was closed as a place of worship at the Dissolution, and was subsequently in private ownership, until purchased by Dr. Coomaraswarmy.

Denomination

Now or formerly Benedictine.

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 SP1578437792. 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 21 Apr 2013 at 15:21.

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This Report was created 20 Jul 2017 - 03:58:34 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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