Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Newnham & Blakeney Tabernacle, Newnham on Severn
Newnham & Blakeney Tabernacle   [no longer registered]
Dean Road (west side),
Newnham on Severn, 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 1826, but we understand it was closed in 1864, and the premises are now in secular use.

According to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), this chapel was built in 1826, but went out of use in 1864 when it was replaced by a new chapel in the High Street. It has a rendered front of three bays with two tiers of round-arched windows. Apparently at the time it was recorded by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England what is presently "Dean Road" was then "Littledean Road".

After it was closed it was used for various secular purposes, then from the late 1940s, until around 1962, it served as a chapel for Plymouth Brethren. It later became a parish hall, and after the chapel in the High Street was sold in 1968, it was used once again for Congregational services.

It is not known how long it remained open after that as a place of worship, but evidently it was closed some time between then and now, as today, it is the Village Hall, and a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details. The "new" chapel in the High Street, built in 1864, is now known as "The Old Chapel", and is not Listed. [Other Source: the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.49 (Newnham - Nonconformity)]

Denomination

Now or formerly Congregational.

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 SO6901211724. 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 18:49.

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This Report was created 9 Oct 2017 - 12:47:07 BST 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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