Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Barnwood House Hospital Chapel, Barnwood, Gloucester (1) (97k) Barnwood House Hospital Chapel, Barnwood, Gloucester (2) (103k) Barnwood House Hospital Chapel, Barnwood, Gloucester (3) (102k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams
Barnwood House Hospital Chapel, Barnwood, Gloucester
Barnwood House Hospital Chapel   [no longer consecrated]
Church Lane,
Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.


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 1869, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This chapel, in Barnwood Park was designed by F.S. Waller, and built as a private chapel for the old Barnwood House Hospital, which had opened in 1858. Barnwood House itself dates from 1800, but it does not appear to have had its own chapel prior to this. The original Barnwood Court, which was built by Abbot PARKER for his brother Humphrey in 1517 became subsequently the Vicarage.

The chapel is now closed and has been converted to a gymnasium for weights training. [Sources: John Williams, and Rosemary Lockie, from Arthur Mee's The King's England series for Gloucestershire, and the Parks & Gardens UK website ("Barnwood Arboretum, (also known as Barnwood Park, Barnwood Jubilee Arboretum and Barnwood House Hospital), Barnwood, Gloucester"... Record Id: 4356]


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.


This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO8599317812. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Barnwood, Gloucester, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 10 Jan 2011 at 16:39.

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This Report was created 6 Aug 2020 - 21:23:57 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 14 Jun 2019 at 13:31.

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