Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Compton Baptist Chapel, Compton Abdale
Compton Baptist Chapel   [no longer registered]
White Way,
Compton Abdale, 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 1830, but we understand it was closed before 1902, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/341/2/5/11) for "Compton Baptist Chapel" indicates a separate building for a congregation of Particular Baptists, built in 1830, and used "for Religious Worship only" with free seating for 90. The average attendance was 35 in the afternoons, and 50 to evening services. The return was completed by Jacob Short, its Deacon, whose resided at "25 Exmouth St., Cheltenham, Gloster Shire".

As far as I am able to tell, from a comparison of the location of the "Baptist Chapel (Particular)" marked Old Maps of 1883-1884, and the present day, its building still exists, though now obviously in residential occupation. Note also it had a separate existence to the Primitive Methodist Chapel indicated on the later series of Maps dated 1902, by which time the Baptist Chapel is no longer marked.

The name of the road - "White Way" - is marked on Maps of 1979.

Denomination

Now or formerly Particular Baptist.

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 SP0629116806. 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 9 Jan 2014 at 08:16.

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