Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Ebenezer Chapel, Westbury on Severn
Ebenezer Chapel   [no longer registered]
Hunt Hill, Adset, GL14 1PH,
Westbury on Severn, 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 1838, but we understand it was closed before 1972, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is a large chapel, which by Maps of 1972 is labelled as "Chapel House", so had evidently been converted into private occupation by then. Earlier Maps show it firstly as "Independent", and later "Congregational".

It is built of rough stone, with dressed facings, and has a rose window with 8 'petals' in the short side facing the road. Although it has been considerably enhanced since it was a chapel, double-light lancet windows survive in the sides, and an extension to the south-west corner, with a single lancet, is probably also original.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/334/2/2/3) for "Ebenezer Chapel", in "Adset, Westbury on Severn" for a place of worship with an Independent congregation describes a separate building erected in 1838 used exclusively as a place of worship. There were free sittings for 170, and 90 "other" sittings, and the estimated number of worshippers on March 30th was 62 in the morning, and 115 in the evening, with 33 Sunday Scholars to a morning class. The return was completed by Cyrus Hickson, its Minister, who gave his address as "Chaxhill, Westbury on Severn". He remarked that the average of the general morning congregation during the summer months is about 80 - that of the evening of the same prised(?) 160. Owing to the children of the poor in this Parish who attend any week-day school, chiefly going to the National, the rules of which oblige them to attend there on the Sabbath also, the school in connexion with this place of worship is much smaller than it was a few years back when this rule was not enforced".


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 SO7307614936. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Feb 2014 at 13:20.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 16:51:26 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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