Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Union Workhouse Chapel, Cheltenham
Union Workhouse Chapel,
Swindon Road,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


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 after 1841, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

This building is marked "Chapel" on Old Maps, for example OS 1903 1:2,500, where it appears to have been part of the Cheltenham Union Workhouse complex.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 says the Rev. Thomas Henry Cave-Moyle M.A. was its chaplain that year.

The Union Workhouse was built in 1841. [Source: Hart, Gwen - A History of Cheltenham (1965)]

Today, the St Paul's Medical Centre occupies the Workhouse site, and its former chapel remains in use by its 'parent', providing additional accomodation for treatment facilities.


Now or formerly Hospital Chapel.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO9446623086. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 29 Sep 2011 at 10:22.

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This Report was created 1 Jul 2022 - 06:17:41 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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