Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Plymouth Brethren Chapel / Hebron Hall, Marshfield
Plymouth Brethren Chapel / Hebron Hall   [no longer registered]
High Street,
Marshfield, 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 before 1882, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Old Maps of 1882 show a meeting place for Plymouth Brethren at this location and the building continues to be shown as a Chapel until Maps of 1921. However, Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is still listing "Hebron Hall" in Marshfield High Street as a meeting place for a congregation of "Christian Brethren", so evidently the Brethren continued to meet, if not here, then somewhere else in the High Street long after 1921.

Possibly this was the congregation recorded on the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/331/2/5/13) of a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship with seating for 20, all free, and an estimated congregation of 3 worshippers attending in the morning, 13 in the afternoon, and 16 to evening service. The return was completed by John Jones, a Cordwainer, of Marshfield, but the space on the form for "Religious Denomination" was left blank, so it is not possible to be sure of this.

In the present day, it is believed it is the Listed Building, known as "Chapel Cottage", dating from the mid 17th century, and part of a burgess's house now known as "The Hospice". Further information may also be available on the British Listed Buildings website, and in the document Avon Extensive Urban Survey 1996 - Marshfield (PTE070180.pdf) available (in 2014) on South Gloucestershire Council website.


Now or formerly Plymouth Brethren.

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 ST7777273758. 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 Marshfield, 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 10 Nov 2018 at 11:05.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:42:25 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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