Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Former Wesley Chapel, Newent
Former Wesley Chapel   [no longer registered]
Culver Street,
Newent, 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 1855, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

"A Wesleyan Centenary meeting was held in Newent on 15th January 1839 but it was not until 1855 that a Wesleyan Chapel was built in Culver Street... the land was given by William Green, gent... The Chapel became part of the Ledbury Circuit, which had contained 15 places when it was split into two in the early 1950s. The Newent portion then encompassed Upleadon, Kents Green, Redmarley d'Abitot, Pendock, Staunton, May Hill, and Pool Hill, and typically had its own minister, though close links appeared to have been kept with the Ledbury church.

The chapel premises are now in use as an Auction Room. [Source: Chapters in Newent's History, published by Newent Local History Society (2003), p.197-8]

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 SO7215425782. 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 11 May 2012 at 08:12.

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