Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Primitive Methodist Chapel (now The Playhouse), Stroud (47k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams
Primitive Methodist Chapel (now The Playhouse), Stroud
Primitive Methodist Chapel (now The Playhouse)   [no longer registered]
Parliament Street,
Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel 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 1836, but we understand it was closed before 1960, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building has been the Cotswold Playhouse for some years, at least as early as 1999. The flat-roofed extension at the front, and a smaller extension to the right side are additions to the original chapel building, which dates from 1835, according to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986).

It can be seen on Old Maps, for example OS 1884 Town Plans, 1:500 as a Methodist Chapel (Primitive) with seats for 500. This map also shows a burial ground to the left, obviously the original graveyard. It was thought that there were some remaining memorials, which had been laid flat, but none were in evidence on our visit.

The map also shows there was a Sunday School attached to the building at the rear, and - interestingly - a Well at the front, which the new portion must have been built over!

It is understood to have closed in the 1950s, according to Notes on Stroud, Gloucestershire provided by Stuart Flight, [Other Sources: John Williams, Rosemary Lockie, and various Old Maps]

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 SO8566305178. 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 27 Apr 2011 at 18:33.

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