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Longney Independent Chapel, Longney
Longney Independent Chapel (link to Chapel's website)
Longney, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether this Chapel has (or 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 1839, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/337/1/1/2) describes a place of worship in Longney, with an Independent congregation, called simply "Chapel". It is a separate building, built in 1839, used exclusively as a place of worship, with free sittings for 120, 50 "others", and standing room for "about 30". There was no service on March 30th, as there was "No Minister at present, or for the last 12 months".

The return was completed by William Longney, its Manager, of "Longney, Gloucester". He further explains that all the sittings were free "except there is a Minister", and "The Chapel was supplied by Lay Preachers & been for the last 15 Months. The exact numbers of attendants I could not give". Instead, he gave an estimate of the largest congregation - 30 at morning services, 40 in the afternoons, and 90 in the evenings, with 20, 24 and 12 Sunday Scholars respectively.

Denomination

Now or formerly Independent.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO7622712774. 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 16 Mar 2014 at 09:51.

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This Report was created 25 Jul 2017 - 20:53:53 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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