Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Plymouth Brethren Chapel (2nd) (Demolished), Quenington
Plymouth Brethren Chapel (2nd) (Demolished),
Springfield Road,
Quenington, 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 about 1900, but we understand it was closed after 1939.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that "there is a room for the use of the Plymouth Brethren" in Quenington.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 7: The Hundreds of Brightwells Barrow and Rapsgate (1981), pp.121-129 (Quenington) records their first meeting place as "a room adjoining the Long House". Its location, on the south side of Victoria Road, is shown on Old Maps of 1882.

Meetings were held there until about 1900, after which they transferred to "the smithy north-west of the village". The Smithy is shown on Old Maps prior to 1900 on the south east corner of the junction of Springfield Road and Fowler's Hill. In 1903 the building is still there, with the "Plymouth Brethren Meeting Room" next to it; however by 1921 it appears to have transferred to the opposite (west) side of Springfield Road. By then, of course, the Cemetery had been laid out, and that too is marked, on the north east corner of the junction.

The VCH account indicates the Plymouth Brethren were meeting in Quenington until at least 1939; and distinguishes their congregation from an "evangelical" congregation, who bought a small building on the south west corner of The Green in 1926. By the 1960s, this was no longer large enough for its congregation, so they built a new Chapel. This was known in 1977 as "Quenington Christian Brethren Chapel", and later as "The Gate on the Green", so perhaps the two congregations did join forces after all.


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 SP1443704517. 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 Quenington, 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 15 Aug 2016 at 11:40.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 14:43:17 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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