Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Former Wesley Chapel, Newent
Former Wesley Chapel   [no longer registered]
Culver Street,
Newent, 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 in 1855, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

"A Wesleyan Centenary meeting was held in Newent on 15th January 1839 but it was not until 1855 that a Wesleyan Chapel was built in Culver Street... the land was given by William Green, gent... The Chapel became part of the Ledbury Circuit, which had contained 15 places when it was split into two in the early 1950s. The Newent portion then encompassed Upleadon, Kents Green, Redmarley d'Abitot, Pendock, Staunton, May Hill, and Pool Hill, and typically had its own minister, though close links appeared to have been kept with the Ledbury church.

The chapel premises are now in use as an Auction Room. [Source: Chapters in Newent's History, published by Newent Local History Society (2003), p.197-8]


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 at OS grid reference SO7215425782. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 11 May 2012 at 08:12.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 12:01:42 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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