Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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School Church (now Village Hall), Cliffords Mesne
School Church (now Village Hall),
Chapel Pitch,
Cliffords Mesne, 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 1872, but we understand it was closed in 1882.

This is (I think) the building was referred to in Kelly's Directory of 1923 under "Gorsley and Cliffords Mesne" as the School Church. Its position is marked on Old Maps prior to the appearance of St Peter's Church as simply "Church", then after the appearance of St Peter's Church as "School".

It was opened 14th August 1872, and according to Kelly, is "a building of stone in the Gothic style consisting of a small chancel, added in 1877, nave and a belfry on the south side, containing one bell, but it is now (ie in 1923) used only for school and other parochial purposes".

Today it appears to have been extended "sympathetically", and it is now the Village Hall.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SO6999823163. 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 10 May 2011 at 19:03

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This Report was created 31 Oct 2014 - 15:25:01 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Oct 2014 at 10:12.

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