Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Church (Demolished), Clapton on the Hill
Baptist Church (Demolished),
Clapton on the Hill, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 1797, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This Chapel has been identified as "Baptist" on OS Maps, for example 1923-1924 1:2,500 and it is shown as a '+' on my OS Map of 1974, but there appears to be no sign of it today.

The Baptist Handbook for 1896 (available from The eBook and Texts Archive) (p.215) records a Chapel (or probably just a Sunday-school) at Clapton served from Bourton on the Water. At the time of their survey it had 4 Sunday-school teachers, and 30 scholars.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 6: Slaughter hundred, and the upper divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster hundreds (1965), pp.59-63 (Clapton) records that a house was registered in 1797 apparently for Baptist services. Meetings were still being held in a cottage at the time of the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/342/1/1/2), at which time a cottage occupied by John Gladwin with 50 sittings was licensed for worships. Services were held in the evenings with an average of 38 worshippers. The return was completed by the Revd. John Statham, its Superintending Minister, from Bourton on the Water. The VCH further records that a permanent branch chapel was built in 1908, and continued in use in 1962.


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SP1628117841. 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 Clapton on the Hill, 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 30 Dec 2014 at 16:43.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 14:27:12 GMT 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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