Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Former Wesleyan Chapel, Norton (1) (109k) Former Wesleyan Chapel, Norton (2) (88k) Above Photograph(s)
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Former Wesleyan Chapel, Norton
Former Wesleyan Chapel   [no longer registered]
Wainload Lane,
Norton, 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 1841, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Situated in the area of Norton known as Bishop's Norton, and described by Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) as of "brick with hipped slate roof, triple arched front with later porch and tablet dated 1841". In fact it is a most unusual building, as the arches are on all sides, and 'blind'. At the side are 2 round-headed sash windows set within 2 wide arches, with narrower blind archways on either side. It well merits its Grade II Listed status - for which see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/336/1/8/7) is for a "separate and entire" building erected "in the year 1841" with free seating for "about 60", and "about 35" "other" sittings. The average attendance to morning services was 12, and 50 in the evening, with 23 Sunday Scholars in the mornings, and 20 in the evening. There was no afternoon service. The return was completed by Richard Taylor, Steward of the Chapel, who lived at "Norton near Glouster".

Bishops Norton is the area of the parish west of the A38. The area to the east of the A38 is known as Priors Norton, and contains St Lawrence's Church.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 SO8498524535. 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 20 May 2013 at 12:07.

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