Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Chapel (1922-1923) (Demolished), Stonehouse
Baptist Chapel (1922-1923) (Demolished),
Queens Road,
Stonehouse, 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 1922, but we understand it was closed in 1980.

A Baptist Chapel at this location is shown on OS 1922-1923 1:2,500 on the south side of Queen's Road. This was probably a replacement for an earlier Baptist Chapel in the High Street just north of its junction with Laburnum Walk, for which there is a separate entry in this database.

The former Stonehouse Baptist Church website explained that Stonehouse's first Baptist Church was founded in the early 1900's but prior to that, meetings were held in a 'Tin Tabernacle' on Woodcock Lane.

The OS Map of 1922-23 shows what was presumably the 'Tin Tabernacle' in Woodock Lane separately, labelled as a Mission Hall. The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.287-288 (Stonehouse - Nonconformity), refers to an undenominational Gospel Mission Hall in Woodcock Lane, which was served by visiting lay preachers in the early 1960s, but became linked with the Baptist Chapel at Kings Stanley in 1967, at which time a site for a new Baptist Church in Stonehouse had been acquired.

Neither the VCH nor the present-day Stonehouse Baptist Church website mention other forerunners to the present day Baptist Church, yet clearly they existed, as indicated by the Maps, and by the closure of the Queen Street premises recorded in The London Gazette of 24th March 1980 (p.4547). "Baptist Church, Queen's Road, Stonehouse" was listed as one of the buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified in accordance with the Places of Religious Worship Certifying Act 1852, or Places of Worship Registration Act 1855". Its original certification was recorded as 11th May 1980 (after the date of publication of the notice), but evidently this was a mistake, perhaps for 1930.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 SO8064105280. 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 Stonehouse, 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 18 Sep 2018 at 08:52.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 03:17:36 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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