Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Hillesley Baptist Church, Hillesley (32k) Above Photograph(s)
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Hillesley Baptist Church, Hillesley
Hillesley Baptist Church,
Killcott Road,
Hillesley, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church had 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 1730, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

This church's congregation formed in 1723, originally to include Particular and General Baptists, but was reorganised in 1812 on Calvinistic principles. Its first meeting house was registered in 1734. "A link with Seventh-day Baptists is also apparent in the appointment of William HITCHMAN of Natton as pastor in 1761, and in a donation received in 1766 for 'Sabbatarian Ministers' from the Mill Yard church in London".

The present structure dates to a rebuilding in 1823. Several interesting monuments in its interior survive from the earlier building, including "John Boulton of Killcott, 1795, reputedly a highwayman, with several cautionary texts, concluding 'All that's ever got by Thieving Turns to Sorrow, Shame and Pain. Dr. Watts'", and "Samuel Chappel, 1766, 'who died by the overturning of the Stage Coach at Faringdon, Berks.', and Ann his second wife, 1747". [Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), which cites Hillesley Baptist Church, 1730-1980, by K. Chappell, published in 1980]

Denomination

Now or formerly 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 Church was located at OS grid reference ST7712089679. 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 18 May 2011 at 00:00.

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