Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Mount Pleasant Union Chapel, Falfield, Thornbury (1) (38k) Mount Pleasant Union Chapel, Falfield, Thornbury (2) (24k) Mount Pleasant Union Chapel, Falfield, Thornbury (3) (32k) Above Photograph(s)
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Mount Pleasant Union Chapel, Falfield, Thornbury
Mount Pleasant Union Chapel,
Bristol Road,
Falfield, Thornbury, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel 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 1813, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Mount Pleasant Chapel was built 1813, and rebuilt in 1843. There is a schoolroom attached to the south, built in 1848, and it also has a burial ground. Old Maps show it as "Union Chapel (Independent), though Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) record it as Congregational.

The Chapel is now a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

There is another (former) Union Chapel in Cambridge, a short distance north on the road towards Gloucester, noted on Old Maps as "Indept. Bapt.".

Denomination

Now or formerly Independent/Congregational.

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 ST6817092601. 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 22 Apr 2011 at 17:40.

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