Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Zion Chapel, Berry Hill, Coleford
Zion Chapel,
Chapel Road, GL16 7QY,
Berry Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1846, but we understand it was closed in 1991.

According to websites of various Estate Agents, this was a former Methodist Chapel which has now (2011) been converted into a number of apartments.

It is labelled on OS 1881 1:2,500 as "Zion Chapel (Primitive Methodist)". The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp.396-404 (Forest of Dean - Nonconformity) refers to it as "Zion at Five Acres", stating that it was built in 1851 by a society previously established Joyford. This was, presumably, the society recorded as having registered a house at The Lonk (off Joyford Hill) for worship in 1846.

It was enlarged in 1869, became part of the Methodist Church in 1932, and was closed in 1991.

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 SO5768812487. 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 19:19.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2017 - 20:51:25 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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