Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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The Old Meeting House, Olveston
The Old Meeting House   [no longer registered]
Catherine Hill,
Olveston, 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 1655, but we understand it was closed in 1872, and the premises are now in secular use.

Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) tells us that a Friends' Meeting was settled in Olveston by about 1655, with Walter CLEMENT as a principle supporter. The building, which dates from the 17th century, was given to the Friends in 1696. By 1779 it was in a ruinous condition, but it was repaired in 1782, at a cost of £189 6s. 11d.

The Meeting House was closed in 1872, and has since passed into private ownership. It is now a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

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 ST6005586786. 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 23 Apr 2011 at 16:19.

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This Report was created 8 Nov 2017 - 14:14:50 GMT 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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