Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Coopers Hill Chapel (Demolished), Brockworth (108k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Tyndale Jubilee
Coopers Hill Chapel (Demolished), Brockworth
Coopers Hill Chapel (Demolished),
Green Street,
Brockworth, 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 1850, but we understand it was closed by 1899.

This building first came to my attention on a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/336/4/10/12). It describes a building named "Coopers Hill Chapel" erected in 1850 for a congregation of Particular Baptists. It was a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship, with free seating for 50, and 21 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 in the afternoon and 70 in the evening; and the return was completed by Isaac Hopkins, a Deacon, who described himself as "Isaac Hopkins, quarryman, [of] Birdlip Hill, Glocester Shire".

I was unable to find its location on any Old Maps, but I was nevertheless able to find it, thanks to an unexpected source - Gloucester & Brockworth United Reformed Churches Joint Pastorate website. The latter describes the forerunner of Brockworth Congregational Church as a former Baptist Cottage Meeting House, on the side of Castle Hill in Green Street. It was first opened in 1899 as a mission of the Tyndale Congregational Church, in Stratton Road, Gloucester, and it can be seen on Old Maps after that date.

The accompanying illustration is from a booklet: Tyndale Congregational Church Gloucester, Jubilee Souvenir 1875-1925, in my [Rosemary Lockie's] possession.

Note: "Coopers Hill Chapel" is not to be confused with the present day "Coopers Edge Baptist Church". Although both are "Baptist", the latter originated on the Abbeydale estate in Gloucester in the late 20th/early 21st century, so there is no connection between the two.

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 SO8901415376. 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 2 Nov 2014 at 13:19.

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