Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Independent Chapel, Longborough
Independent Chapel   [no longer registered]
Longborough, 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 1800, but we understand it was closed after 1974, and the premises are now in secular use.

This small chapel is of cotswold stone, with two tall rectangular windows, with semi-circular fanlights in the south side facing the road. There are two similar windows in the east side. It was still shown with a '+' on my OS Map of 1974, but it has since been converted to a private residence, evidently with some alterations. The present entrance appears to be at the rear, but there was possibly a central porch at the front which has been blocked up.

At the time of the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/342/2/11/19), it was said to be erected in 1849 "in lieu of a room previously employed for the purpose". It offered 125 free sittings, with no standing room. The estimated attendance to services on March 30 was 83 to afternoon service, and 125 to evening service, with 6 Sunday Scholars attending in the afternoon.

The return was recorded by B.H. Cowper, its Minister, who lived at Moreton in Marsh. He remarked that "this Chapel is a branch chapel connected with that at Moreton in Marsh. Religious services have been held in the Village by Independents since about 1800".


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 SP1799229754. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Apr 2013 at 16:52.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 13:45:20 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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