Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St James's School Chapel (Private), Cheltenham (1) (60k) St James's School Chapel (Private), Cheltenham (2) (80k) Above Photograph(s)
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St James's School Chapel (Private), Cheltenham
St James's School Chapel (Private),
Great Norwood Street / Bethesda 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 in 1865, but we understand it was closed before 1985.

This building, with a datestone of MCCCLXV, has a small spire, and church-like windows, and occupies a plot adjoining Great Norwood Street between Bethesda Street and Upper Bath Street. According to the British Listed Buildings website, it was St James's School, so perhaps does not truly qualify as an entry in the database. Nevertheless having once discovered this information, I prefer not to discard it.

The property was converted to residential dwellings about 1985.

Bethesda Street's original name was "Union Street, Leckhampton"; however it was renamed in 1956 after nearby Bethesda Methodist Church, to avoid confusion with Union Street in Fairview. See An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham for more information.

Denomination

Now or formerly School/College Chapel.

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 SO9451321314. 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 3 Sep 2011 at 10:31.

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