Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Ebley Chapel, Ebley, Stroud
Ebley Chapel,
Chapel Lane / Huntingdon Close,
Ebley, Stroud, Gloucestershire.


This Chapel 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 before 1797, and we understand it is still open.

The Digital Stroud website provides information about Landmarks in the area, one of which is Ebley Chapel. Its congregation was formed in the eighteenth century when Congregationalists began meeting in a barn, and in 1797 the first chapel was built on the site of the barn, at the expense of Mr. James HOGG, a local clothier.

Though it began as a Congregational Chapel, sometime before 1826 "the chapel joined the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion but remained affiliated to the Congregational Union." [Source: the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.287-288 (Stonehouse - Nonconformity)]

The building was restored between 1826 and 1854 by its Minister Benjamin PARSONS (1797-1855), and in 1880-1 it was rebuilt by Revd. Thomas THOMAS, to his own design. Today however only the gate piers and railings survive of Thomas's building, as it was demolished - about 1972, according to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986).

The photograph shows the former school, built by Benjamin PARSONS in 1840 which is now used as Ebley Chapel. It is on the corner of Chapel Lane and Huntingdon Close, and remains under the aegis of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion.

Plaques on the present building read 'Ebley British School 1840' and 'WEBB Memorial 1896'.

See also Ebley Chapel on the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion website.

Note: although the postal address for Ebley in the present day is Stroud, until 1894, Ebley belonged to the parish of Stonehouse, after which it became part of the newly formed parish of Cainscross.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


Now or formerly Huntingdon Connexion.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO8268004934. 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 Ebley, Stroud, 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 7 Nov 2018 at 13:30.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 00:44:12 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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