Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Kyneburgh's Chapel (Demolished), Gloucester
St Kyneburgh's Chapel (Demolished),
Kimbrose Lane / Southgate,
Gloucester, 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 before 1066, but we understand it was closed after 1819.

The position of the chapel is marked on OS 1884 Town Plans 1:500, adjacent to the position marked for the South Gate.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.292-311 (Churches and Chapels) says it was probably founded before 1066 (as were St Aldate's and probably St Mary de Lode and St Oswald's). It also mentions the possibility that it had its own parish until it was given to St Owen.

The chapel was still standing at the time of writing of Revd. Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke's An Original History of the City of Gloucester. He also suggests a foundation prior to the Conquest, stating that it was part of the original endowment of Llanthony Priory (a house of Augustinian Canons). There remained "a sepulchral effigy of a young female, certainly not Kyneburgh, who died in years, nor is the figure in monastick costume". This figure, he proposes, is not St Kyneburgh, but one of two daughters of Humphrey de Bohun, Margaret or Isabella, who died young. The de Bohuns were hereditary Constables of England, and patrons of Llanthony. Seven generations of their family are buried there.

It is believed this effigy is now inside St Mary Magdalene's Chapel in London Road, described elsewhere in this database. [Source: Gloucester City Council - Religious Heritage]

Denomination

Now or formerly Augustinian.

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 SO8298318338. 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 12:57.

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This Report was created 27 Sep 2017 - 23:22:06 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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