Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Independent / Congregational Chapel, Quenington
Independent / Congregational Chapel   [no longer registered]
Church Road / Victoria Road,
Quenington, 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 about 1880, but we understand it was closed after 1939, and the premises are now in secular use.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 7: The Hundreds of Brightwells Barrow and Rapsgate (1981), pp.121-129 (Quenington) tells us that a group of Congregationalists were meeting "in a room adjoining Mawley Farm" from around 1880. The meeting, having 8 members in 1898, was connected with Fairford chapel, and ceased after 1939.

The position of a Chapel may be seen on Old Maps, the earliest of which is 1882, where it is recorded as "Independent Chapel". Other Maps, and Kelly's Directory of 1923 record it as a Congregational Chapel; however by Maps of 1977 it appears to have been converted into a private residence, as its location is labelled "Chapel House". This would correspond with the VCH description in all aspects, as Mawley Farm is in Victoria Road, behind the building; and the Chapel had closed long before 1977.

As one would expect, it is not mentioned in the 1851 Religious Census covering Quenington (HO 129/340 - Cirencester); but neither is it listed in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986).

The Religious Census does however record a Baptist Chapel, founded in 1848, but meetings there had ceased by the early 1880s. Kelly's Directory of 1923 also mentions a room for the use of Plymouth Brethren.


Now or formerly Independent/Congregational.

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 SP1480504061. 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 Quenington, 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 15 Aug 2016 at 09:47.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 23:40:45 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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