Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Chapel (Demolished), Quenington
Baptist Chapel (Demolished),
Quenington, Gloucestershire.


This Chapel 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 1838, but we understand it was closed in 1880.

The Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/340/3/11/16) records a Baptist congregation meeting in Quenington in a separate building erected in 1838, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had 65 sittings (all free), with standing room for 20, and an estimated congregation on 30th March of 30 in the morning, 45 in the afternoon, and 50 in the evening; and the return was completed by "R. Adams from Inquiries".

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 that premises in Quenington were registered for dissenting worship in 1834 by Jenkin Thomas, a Baptist minister from Cheltenham, and in the following year by Quenington's former rector, John William Peters. The account suggests that the latter was for the Baptists, leading to their building the chapel a few years later.

Alas, I can find no trace of this building today, which is somewhat surprising, as the VCH account says that it had a burial ground, and burial grounds often remain after a chapel has closed, and demolished. However, according to their sources, in 1854 (when the burial ground was mentioned), the building was in poor repair; and at the time Kelly's Directory was published in 1885, meetings had already ceased, so perhaps there was nothing to salvage.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SP1478204197. 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 14:19.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 07:26:37 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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