Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Friends Meeting House (Demolished), Stow on the Wold
Friends Meeting House (Demolished),
White Hart Lane,
Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church 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 1670, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This Meeting-house was built in 1719 on a piece of land 47ft by 19ft in a lane behind the White Hart Hotel. It was sold in 1887, and is said subsequently to have been used as a Youth Hostel. It had rubble walls and tiled roof, but appears now to have been demolished.

My second source says that Friends had a community in Stow by 1670, and their first meeting house, registered in 1690, was the earliest known in Stow. In the mid-18th century the meeting house for the 15 Quakers (2 families) was in the 'Red Lion' yard. This had become disused by 1850, and by the early 20th century it had been demolished. Seven headstones in an adjoining graveyard covered a period of 1818-1855, and survived until 1961. Six of them were of members of the same family, the PEGLERs.

Whilst the two accounts appear to be conflicting, this needn't be so, since the Red Lion and the White Hart were neighbouring properties in the Market Square. Both establishments still exist, but the Red Lion is now known as the Old Stocks Hotel. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, from Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), the Victoria County History series A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 6: Slaughter hundred, and the upper divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster hundreds (1965), pp.142-165 (Stow on the Wold), and Geoff Sandle's Gloucestershire Pubs]

Denomination

Now or formerly Quaker.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SP192258. 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 15:32.

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