Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Evenlode
Congregational Chapel (Demolished),
off Green Lane,
Evenlode, 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 1849, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Worcester, Volume 3: Halfshire and Oswaldslow Hundreds (1913), pp.347-352 (Evenlode) records that the Congregational Chapel in Evenlode was opened in October 1865, their source being the pastor, Mr Joseph Williams. However the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/342/2/4/5) records a congregation of Independents meeting in a shared building earlier than this. It was first used for worship in 1849, had seats for 70, all free, and the estimated congregation on the evening of March 30th of 56. The return was completed by B.W. Cowper, Minister, whose address was "Morton in Marsh, Gloucestershire". He remarked that "besides this, the Undersigned has charge of 3 other places of worship, the principal of which is at his place of residence" - i.e. Moreton in Marsh. The other one was in Longborough.

It is assumed that the building referred to in the VCH account was built for this congregation, and - in common with many Independent Chapels - it was later absorbed into the Congregationalist movement.

So far as I am able to tell from a comparison of Old Maps with the present day, the Chapel has now been demolished, and a modern Village-Hall-type building occupies the site where it once stood.


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 SP2233329110. 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 Evenlode, 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 30 Dec 2014 at 13:05.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 22:35:50 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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