Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Swindon Road Wesleyan Mission Chapel, Cheltenham (1) (83k) Swindon Road Wesleyan Mission Chapel, Cheltenham (2) (68k) Above Photograph(s)
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Swindon Road Wesleyan Mission Chapel, Cheltenham
Swindon Road Wesleyan Mission Chapel,
Swindon Road / Queen Street,
Cheltenham, 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 before 1864, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

This building is marked on Old Maps, for instance OS 1885 Town Plans 1:500 as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Seats for 150". Steven Blake in his book Cheltenham, A Pictorial History (1996) says it was built in 1864 for the area north of Tewkesbury Road, where a congregation had been established in a cottage in Stanhope Street 12 years earlier. Kelly's Directory of 1923 mentions it as one of four Wesleyan chapels in Cheltenham at that time, describing it as "Swindon Road chapel, erected in 1842, with 150 sittings". Presumably Kelly refers to a former building on the site.

The other Wesleyan chapels were in Great Norwood Street, St George's Street, and Gloucester Road.

This building is also believed to have been the Salvation Army Goodwill centre, mentioned by Stuart Flight on his webpage of Cheltenham, Current and Former Places of Worship. It is also listed as such in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), with an address of "Sun Street and Swindon Road".

At present however (2011) its function is unknown.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 SO9409823435. 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 29 Sep 2011 at 13:23.

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