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Methodist Church, Leonard Stanley
Methodist Church,
The Street,
Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 1809, but we understand it was closed after 1967.

"Three-bay front with two tiers of sash-windows". The position marked is labelled as Meth. Chap on OS Maps, for example 1903 1:10,560. [Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986)]

It is also a Grade II Listed Building. The British Listed Buildings website provides the further information that it has two storeys, with a single-storey school room attached to the west end, and a minister's room to the east. It also has a central round-arched doorway, with a simple fanlight over, and "attenuated Tuscan corner pilasters, repeated on side walls". The interior has a balcony at its south end.

According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.266-267 (Leonard Stanley - Nonconformity), the chapel's congregation in 1851 was between 150 and 200, and services were still being held there in 1967, part of the chapel also being used by a youth club.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SO8024703458. 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 14:59.

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This Report was created 31 Jul 2017 - 15:58:01 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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