Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Bitton
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Bath Road,
Bitton, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel had 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 1834, but we understand it was closed before 1974.

Described in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), as having "three-bay ashlar front with pediment, terminal pilasters, round-arched windows and obscured tablet above entrance formerly dated 1834".

It is recorded as a "former" Wesleyan Chapel, so presumably it was closed at the time of their study. No precise date is available for this, other than a note in the introduction to the publication that most of the work was completed before the changes in local government boundaries of 1974.

It was built the same year (1834) as Upton Cheyney Congregational Church, later URC; then 25 years later, in 1859, the Ebenezer Free Methodist Chapel was built in Mill Lane. They would have been virtually "neighbours", with just an open plot of land separating them initially.

The Chapel's position is shown on Old Maps, occupying a triangular plot between the road and a meander in the River Boyd, and (by 1903) Phoenix Foundry to the east. OS Maps 1882-1899 mark a Burial Ground to the west of the Chapel, but this is not shown on later maps. Interestingly the River Boyd appears to have changed course since then, and appears to have been culverted, bypassing the meander, perhaps due to flooding. There is a much smaller building now on the plot where the Chapel used to stand, possibly in use as a garage.

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 ST6803869707. 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 12 May 2013 at 15:23.

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This Report was created 13 Nov 2017 - 06:49:14 GMT 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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