Herefordshire Places of Worship

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Whitestone Baptist Chapel, Whitestone, Withington
Whitestone Baptist Chapel,
north side of A4103,
Whitestone, Withington, Herefordshire.


This Chapel has (or 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 1821, and we understand it is still open.

Information provided on the "Herefordshire Through Time" website in their Gazetteer of Herefordshire Chapels tells us that it was founded as "The Strict & Particular Independent Baptist Church of John Calvin" by a group of Non-conformists mainly for Westhide and Withington. Membership was by approval, and limited to those who had undergone a full immersion baptism as adults. In the early days of its opening, it also provided "accommodation for horses and carriages, ponies and traps, while their owners attended services". Inside are monuments to "Rev. Joseph DAVIS, 1856, 23 years pastor 'brother of Rev. Reece DAVIS by whose labors and influence this chapel was built', his wife Susan, 1850; Mary HUGHES, 1822; and Daniel Edward HINLEY, 1846, clerk at St Katherine's Docks, London". [Other Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire, 1986]

For reference, it is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) with a congregation of Particular Baptists; and a photograph is available on the Geograph website.


Now or formerly Strict & Particular 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.


This Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO5639142771. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 8 Jan 2012 at 10:47.

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This Report was created 23 Feb 2018 - 21:20:27 GMT from information held in the Herefordshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 3 Jan 2016 at 13:34.

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