Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Independent Meeting Room (Demolished), Bourton on the Hill
Independent Meeting Room (Demolished),
Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 about 1838, but we understand it was closed after 1851.

A return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/406/3/1/2) indicates a congregation of Independents were meeting in Bourton on the Hill at that time in a building "first used for Religious worship in about 1838". The room, which was part of another building, and not used exclusively as a place of worship, had free seating for 35, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 21 to evening service. The return was completed by B.H. Cowper, its Minister, who lived in "Morton in Marsh".

Old Maps offer no clues as to where this building might have been, and no other references to it have been discovered. Perhaps it was a barn, or a room in the Village School, which was in one of the buildings on the north-west corner of the rectangle surrounding the Church. A School is shown on the first available Map, of 1883, and by 1976, it was labelled as "Sunday School".


Now or formerly Independent.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church was located in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SP1744532534. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 8 Jan 2014 at 07:26.

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This Report was created 28 Sep 2021 - 18:49:43 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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