Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished?), Uley
Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished?),
Uley, 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 by 1838, but we understand it was closed after 1868.

This Chapel has proved somewhat elusive to trace, as it does not appear on any Old Maps. The first reference to its existence is in Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England in 1831. More tangibly, Gloucestershire Archives Handlist of Genealogical Records published in 2000, lists the various Methodist Circuits in 1838, when Uley was recorded in the Dursley Circuit. However there is no mention in the Handlist of any surviving records, so perhaps the Chapel was for divine service only, and baptisms and marriages took place elsewhere.

The next mention is a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/333/2/4/9). This describes the Wesleyan Chapel in Uley as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship, with free sittings for 48, and 72 "other" sittings (there is no mention when it was erected). The return was completed by William Davies, the Wesleyan Minister of Dursley, who gave an estimated congregation on 30th March of 25 in the afternoon and 30 in the evening. He supplies the same figures for average attendance, but as he didn't complete the form until several months after (13th November 1851), perhaps this is unsurprising!

The next reference I'm aware of is in the National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), and possibly there are others in the 1870s, but if so, I have been unable to locate them.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 ST7873298193. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 16 Aug 2016 at 13:33.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 16:19:08 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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