Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Sorry, we do not have an Image of this Place of Worship We do not have a
Photograph at present.

Image by courtesy of
openclipart.org
Union Chapel, Uley
Union Chapel   [no longer registered]
Whitecourt / Fop Street,
Uley, 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 1735, but we understand it was closed in 1972, and the premises are now in secular use.

According to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) this was a former Congregational Chapel, "built in 1790 for a church which claimed to have been formed in 1735. The pedimented front having a cusped lunette in the tympanum with a shield-shaped tablet bearing the date of erection, closely resembles Dursley Tabernacle of 1808 for which it may have formed the model". <p> Inside, "a gallery around three sides is supported by iron columns of quatrefoil section" (said by the Listed Building website to be 'Batty Langley cast iron' on high podia. There are monuments in the chapel to (1) Thomas TILLEY (1814), an Artist, also John TILLEY (1842), and Martha his wife (1824), Sarah their daughter (1821) and Isaac FORD her husband (1858); (2) Daniel NEALE (1844), and Sarah his widow (1849); (3) Timothy JACKSON (1803); (4) Nathaniel LLOYD (1808) and Elizabeth his wife (1807); (5) James HARRIS (1801) and Mary his widow (1814).

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that it had 350 sittings; however it was closed about 1972 and is currently in use as a warehouse for 'Chapel Antiques', and a Grade II Listed Building. The British Listed Buildings website lists it as a former Methodist Church, but this is the only evidence I am aware of it for it being Methodist. Its attribution by Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses as Congregational is supported by Old Maps, on which it is labelled as "Independent", and Kelly's Directory of 1923, which describes it as "Congregational Union".

Denomination

Now or formerly Independent.

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 ST7844798121. 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 Jul 2011 at 18:08.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site (churchdb.gukutils.org.uk) only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 24 Oct 2017 - 10:35:54 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.

URL of this page: http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/GLS979.php
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library