Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel, Brimscombe
Primitive Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Water Lane,
Brimscombe, 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 1838, but we understand it was closed before 1901, and the premises are now in secular use.

The location of this Chapel is shown on Old Maps of 1884-1885, but not thereafter. It isn't always easy to pinpoint the site of a building which is no longer a place of worship in the present day, but there is a private residence, called on Google Maps "Chapel House", on the east side of Water Lane, which may qualify. It has an unusual chapel-like round-arched window in the gable, visible from Brimscombe Hill.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/338/6/1/8) is for a place of worship with no name, in Minchinhampton, erected 1838, has been identified by the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.204-205 (Protestant Nonconformity) as in Brimscombe, "a short way above the Wesleyan chapel". There was free seating for 40, and 60 "other" sittings; however the estimated congregation, on March 30th, was 40 in the morning, 100 in the afternoon, but with 120 people attending in the evening, 20 of them must have had to stand - obviously a "popular" chapel! The return was completed by Thos. Hill, its Steward, whose address was "Rodborough, Near Hampton, Glouc'shire".

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 SO8658002082. 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 09:29.

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This Report was created 5 Aug 2017 - 13:22:37 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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