Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mary Magdalen's Chapel (Demolished), Eastington, Northleach
St Mary Magdalen's Chapel (Demolished),
Lower End,
Eastington, Northleach, 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 the 14th century, but we understand it was closed about 1703.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 9: Bradley hundred: the Northleach area of the Cotswolds (2001), pp.106-145 (Northleach with Eastington) records that Eastington ('Northleach Foreign', as it was also known), had a chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary Magdalen from the late 14th century. "The vicar was then required to say mass there twice a week and the occupants of certain tenements in Eastington owed offerings to the chapel", and it was said to stand on the hillside in the south part of Lower End hamlet.

References are also provided for it in 1563, when it was served by the vicar of Northleach, and in 1605, when the churchwardens of Northleach were ordered to repair and furnish it, and until 1702, when it is mentioned as a part of the cure, in the institutions of vicars.

It was said to have been demolished by about 1703, but the site remained a part of the vicar's glebe, and some time before 1873, a small school-chapel was built on the site. This was closed about 1882, but was reopened in 1890, as a Mission Church, for which see the separate entry in this database.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SP1284613134. 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 11:24.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2017 - 08:36:33 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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