Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Frampton End Wesleyan Chapel, Frampton Cotterell
Frampton End Wesleyan Chapel   [no longer registered]
Church Road,
Frampton Cotterell, 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 in 1821, but we understand it was closed in 1968, and the premises are now in secular use.

This place of worship is recorded on the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/331/4/3/6) as erected in 1812 as a separate building, but not used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 220, and 80 "other" sittings, so quite large. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 155 in the afternoon, and 104 in the evening, with 78 Sunday Scholars to morning class and 68 in the afternoon. The return was completed by William Axon, the Chapel Steward, of "Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire".

It was one of two Nonconformist chapels in the parish at that time. The other was called Zion Chapel, with a congregation of Independent or Congregational worshippers. By Kelly's Directory of 1923, there were two more, a United Methodist, and a Primitive Methodist Chapel.

Its last known appearance on Old Maps as a place of worship (abbreviated to "Meth Ch") is OS 1965 1:2,500, and in fact it closed shortly after that, when its congregation united with the two other Methodist Churches in the village to join the Zion Congregational Church. For further details, see the present day Zion United Church website.


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST6728281646. 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 Frampton Cotterell, 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 7 May 2013 at 14:52.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 09:09:21 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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