Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Chapel, Cold Ashton
Congregational Chapel   [no longer registered]
A46,
Cold Ashton, 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 1865, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is possibly the only former Congregational Chapel in the immediate vicinity which has remained relatively untouched. It is a rectangular building of rubble, with stone dressings, aligned north-south, with an east porch, facing the main road, on either side of which are slender round-arched windows. There is a large circular window in the south wall, with splayed glazing bars, below which can be seen a basement window. The doorway arch is open chevron, supported in either side by plain shafts with scalloped capitals, over which is what was probably a dedication plaque, but this can no longer be read.

Its remaining distinctive feature is a south-west octagonal turret, with slit windows, and an embattled parapet - definitely unusual for a non-conformist chapel. One can see the remains of similar battlements as part of the structure on the now derelict Congregational Chapel in Pucklechurch.

Happily however Cold Ashton's Chapel may survive, as it is now a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

Denomination

Now or formerly Independent/Congregational.

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 ST7460472336. 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 14 Jan 2014 at 13:45.

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This Report was created 2 Oct 2017 - 17:05:42 BST 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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