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St Joseph's School Chapel (Private), Marshfield
St Joseph's School Chapel (Private),
Ashwicke Hall,
Marshfield, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel does 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 1956, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Ashwicke Hall as the ancient seat of the Webb family, belonging subsequently to the family of Horlock. It was purchased and rebuilt in 1857 by John Orred esq. and is a fine example of a domestic mansion of the Edwardian period. At the east end is a lofty octagonal tower. The park and estate, consisting of 1,050 acres, were then the property and residence of Major Maurice Edward Weston Pope.

After Pope died in 1946, the Hall was sold, and converted for use as a girls' convent school, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 12th March 1948 (p.1812) indicates:

ST. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL, ASHWICKE HALL, MARSHFIELD, CHIPPENHAM, WILTSHIRE
The Secretary of State for the Home Department hereby gives notice that he has approved St Joseph's School for the education and training of girls sent there in pursuance of the Children and Young Persons' Act, 1933, or otherwise. The Certificate of Approval bears date the 3rd March, 1948.

St Joseph's closed in 1982, after which the Hall was purchased by the International School of Choueifat (now SABIS).

The chapel was built in 1956-1964 to designs by T. Cordiner. There are further details on the Parks & Gardens UK website.

Denomination

Now or formerly School/College Chapel.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST7916971769. 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 16 Jan 2014 at 10:47.

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