Worcestershire Places of Worship

Former Unitarian Chapel (now S-Store Limited), Lye (168k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ
Former Unitarian Chapel (now S-Store Limited), Lye
Former Unitarian Chapel (now S-Store Limited)   [no longer registered]
High Street, DY9 8LX,
Lye, Worcestershire.


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 1790, and we understand it is still open, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former Unitarian Chapel is now commercial premises, providing Data Protection and Storage Management Solutions.

A foundation date of 1790 has been noted on the website of Bethel Chapel, Wollescote, which records a Unitarian Church of that date, led by the Rev. Scott, who "tried to make an impact on the inhabitants (but) they remained hostile despite his best efforts".

The accompanying image is a reproduction of a wood-cut from Pictures of Unitarian Churches, by Emily Sharpe (1901), available in the Document Library of the Unitarians UK website. The text at the bottom of the image reads:

Unitarian Church, Lye Waste, near Stourbridge (Worcestershire)
Founded in 1790, in a hired room by the Rev. James Scott, of Park Lane Chapel, Netherend Cradley. In 1805 a small Church was built, which has been used as a Schoolroom since the new Church was built in 1861.

[Image reproduced by kind permission of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ]


Now or formerly Unitarian.

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 SO9256784351. 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 26 May 2011 at 08:31.

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This Report was created 25 Mar 2018 - 04:18:23 BST from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 5 Jan 2016 at 14:44.

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