Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Chapel (Demolished), Little Witcombe
Baptist Chapel (Demolished),
Green Lane,
Little Witcombe, 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 1869, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

A Baptist Chapel, built in 1869 in Little Witcombe is recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1897 in its entry for Badgeworth in which parish Little Witcombe and Bentham were hamlets. Its position as a place of worship, labelled as "Baptist Chapel (General)" can be seen on Old Maps of 1884 onwards, with its last known appearance occurring on the 1954-1955 series.

It is believed to have been founded by preachers from the Brunswick Road Baptist Church in Gloucester - "in the late 1860s the Parker's Row church sent preachers to Little Witcombe, where a preaching station was established, and Matson". Parker's Row later became Brunswick Road. [Source: the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity)]

Old Maps show it was a rectangular building, facing Green Lane, set back a short distance from the road, and with a small porch. There is no sign of it in the present day, having been demolished and replaced by a modern residence, but the property next door to it, on the left (a thatched cottage) survives. It is known as "The Cot", and dates from the 16th-17th century, according to the British Listed Buildings website.

Denomination

Now or formerly General 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 SO9112915639. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 11:08.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2017 - 00:48:11 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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