Worcestershire Places of Worship

Unitarian Meeting House (Demolished), Oldbury (142k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ
Unitarian Meeting House (Demolished), Oldbury
Unitarian Meeting House (Demolished) (link to Church's website)
Unity Place, Birmingham Street,
Oldbury, Worcestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 1708, but we understand it was closed in 1981.

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 Meeting House, Oldbury (Worcestershire)
Original Chapel built 1708. Re-built in 1806, and again restored in 1862.

According to the Black Country Unitarians website, the building was demolished in 1981; however its position is marked on Old Maps, for example OS 1954 1:2,500. It was situated on the north east corner of Birmingham Road and Unity Place, diagonally opposite Christ Church, and a Sunday-school too was shown on the map, behind it.

Since 1981, meetings have taken place firstly in the Barlow's Home Community Centre in Oldbury, and latterly at Dudley Old Meeting House.

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

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SO9914889479. 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 27 Oct 2011 at 14:45.

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This Report was created 25 Nov 2017 - 11:35:06 GMT 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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