Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Chapel / Mission Room (Demolished), Randwick
Chapel / Mission Room (Demolished),
Far Westrip,
Randwick, Gloucestershire.


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 1836, but we understand it was closed in 1901.

Returns to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/338/1/4/8 & 9) record two places of worship in Randwick parish, both named "Randwick Chapel". The first had a Wesleyan Methodist congregation, and has been identified as what was later to become Randwick Methodist Chapel, in The Lane; the second has been harder to pinpoint, as the only possibility found on Old Maps was at Westrip, labelled merely as "Chapel". The entry to the Religious Census records a congregation belonging to "Lady Huntingdon's Connexion", meeting in a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship, erected in 1836. It had free sittings for 90, and standing room for 60; and the estimated number to attend afternoon service on March 30 was 37, the average for the previous six months being 40. The return was completed by Benjamin Parsons, Minister of Ebley Chapel, who lived at Ebley. He remarked that "All the Sittings in this little Chapel are free. The Chapel was formerly called The Primitive Methodist Chapel. There is no Sunday School".

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.229 (Randwick - Nonconformity) refers also to the Religious Census entry, adding that Services were held in the Chapel until 1901 when the Primitive Methodist chapel at Cashes Green was built.

Old Maps after 1901 show the Chapel building labelled as a Mission Room, thus indicating a change of use, though not secular. In the present day, it appears to have been demolished.


Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SO8232205835. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Randwick, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 14:57.

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This Report was created 21 May 2022 - 19:53:31 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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