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Gyde Home Chapel (Private), Painswick
Gyde Home Chapel (Private)   [no longer consecrated]
Gyde House, Gyde Road,
Painswick, 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 1916, but we understand it was closed before 1997, and the premises are now in secular use.

The British Listed Buildings website states that Gyde House was built as an Orphanage about 1913 by Percy Richard Morley Horder, with an "irregular institutional plan with no major statements for public rooms ... a good example of the continued Cotswold vernacular tradition, and stands in a very prominent position overlooking Painswick".

At the time of Listing (1986) it had become a Children's Home, but in 2001-2 the Home was converted into a series of apartments, and its Chapel into housing, details of which were (in 2013) found on the website of the Property Advertisers Rightmove.

The Chapel is in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), but it is believed, according to an article "Ghostly Echoes of a Troubled Past" of 21 Nov 2001: 12:01AM GMT published in The Telegraph it closed some years before that, at least by the time the Home closed, in 1997. According to the Telegraph article, it was founded posthumously by Edwin Francis Gyde, a 19th-century philanthropist, and it catered specifically for local children who had lost one or both parents in the First World War.

Denomination

Now or formerly School/Orphanage 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 SO8679010411. 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 23 Apr 2013 at 11:18.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2017 - 07:23:43 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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