Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Eastcombe Baptist Church, Eastcombe
Eastcombe Baptist Church,
Dr Crouch's Road,
Eastcombe, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1801, and we understand it is still open.

Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) describes it as a large building of rubble with slate roof, built in 1800-1. Its south front, "largely of the late 19th century" is gabled and has a stone bell-cote with one bell above a clockface and two tiers of round-arched windows. The interior is divided by cast-iron arcades of five bays supporting galleries around three sides and there is a barrel vault over the centre space.

Inside the chapel there are monuments to (1) Rev. Thomas Williams (1806), founder and first pastor, and Phoebe his widow (1827); (2) Richard Faulkes (1847), and Esther his wife (1845); (3) Henry Hook (1833), and others.

The GENUKI page for Eastcombe provides a more comprehensive History of the Chapel, and transcriptions of its marriages 1837-1952, and burials 1806-1970.

As Eastcombe Baptist Church, it is included by the website GraceNet UK as a Reformed Evangelical Christian organisation, whilst on Old Maps, for instance OS 1885 1:2,500 it is described as "Baptist Chapel (Particular)".

The Chapel and its Manse is Grade II Listed - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.


Now or formerly Baptist/Independent Evangelical.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO8900204360. 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 Eastcombe, 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 17 Nov 2018 at 07:40.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 06:22:49 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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