Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Naunton Baptist Chapel, Naunton
Naunton Baptist Chapel,
Naunton Village Street,
Naunton, 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 1798, but we understand it was closed in 2014.

Naunton Baptist Chapel is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

It is a large building, with its north wall lying parallel to the street. The ground then falls away steeply to the south, allowing it to have a basement. The entrance is at the west end, through an arched gateway from the street. There is a school house attached to the east, and inside are blocked openings above east doorways, which school children or the choir may have used. There are 2 Tudor arched doorways at the west end which are also blocked.

According to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), there is a monument inside the chapel to Robert Rowlands (1851), and his widow Hannah (1874), 'the only members who assisted in building the old chapel about the year 1798 that lived to see the new one opened for public worship in 1850'. There is an extensive burial ground outside to the west and south.

The Chapel's registration for marriages was cancelled in March 2014, and it is now closed. There is however a comprehensive History on the Naunton and Guiting Baptist Chapels website.

Denomination

Now or formerly Baptist.

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 SP1140423419. 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 11 Mar 2014 at 15:31.

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