Herefordshire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Chapel, Hereford
St Giles's Chapel (link to Chapel's website)
St Owen Street, HR1 2QF,
Hereford, Herefordshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel does 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 1682, and we understand it is still open.

The website for the benefice of St Peter & St James tells us that St Giles's Chapel has occupied its present site in St Owen Street since 1927, when it was moved from the corner St Owen Street and Ledbury Road. Chapel services were held originally for the occupants of St Giles' Almshouses, but are now open to everyone.

The Chapel is shown in its original position on OS 1904 1:2,500, adjacent to St Giles's Hospital. It would appear it was moved stone by stone, as the present building looks older than 1927. This is confirmed by its entry on the British Listed Buildings website, which states it was founded about 1682. The site also mentions a bellcote (possibly sanctus), and a corbelled tablet and hood inscribed "Ricardus Cox 1682".

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO5161539634. 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 7 Mar 2013 at 08:44.

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This Report was created 30 Jul 2017 - 18:09:53 BST 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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