Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Uplands Tin Church (All Saints) (Demolished), Uplands, Stroud
Uplands Tin Church (All Saints) (Demolished),
Middle Street / Springfield Road,
Uplands, Stroud, 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 about 1868, but we understand it was closed in 1910.

This was the forerunner of the present-day All Saints Church, built in 1910 in All Saints Road. According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.80-83 (Painswick - Churches), "an iron mission hut" was first erected about 1868, to serve the new housing estate at Uplands, then, presumably part of the parish of Painswick. Old Maps c.1884 indicate quite a large building, on the south west corner of the junction of Middle Street with Springfield Road. An old photograph taken about 1908, published in a booklet Five Stroud Photographers published by Chalford Publishing shows a nave of several bays, and a small western turret. Information included with the photo indicates it was known locally as "Uplands Tin Church", and was similar to the mission church at Thrupp. As it happens, the latter was also dedicated to All Saints, but this too has now been demolished.

Such demolitions were not without their perils, as the following item, published in the Gloucestershire Echo of 30th October 1912 (p.4) demonstrates:

On Wednesday afternoon a man named Skelton, of Whiteshill, in the employ of Messrs. Beavis and Sons, builders, was engaged in taking down the old iron church at the Uplands, when the high wind caused a heavy timber to fall and it struck him down. His fellow workers rushed to his assistance, and he was conveyed on the ambulance litter manned by the Stroud Police Force to the hospital, where it was found that three of his ribs were fractured.

According to the above mentioned booklet, Stonehouse PCC acquired the old church after its demolition, and transferred it for use as a church hall. After that it was used as a cinema, until it was destroyed by fire in 1936.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SO8536405627. 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 Uplands, Stroud, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 10 Jul 2016 at 16:31.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 12:38:19 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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