Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Former Baptist Chapel, Winchcombe
Former Baptist Chapel   [no longer registered]
High Street,
Winchcombe, 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 1811, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Mentioned in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) where it is described as on the north side of the street, and "approached through a passage with semicircular arch at the south end inscribed 'Baptist Chapel Jan 1 1811' ... the church appears to have united with Congregationalists about 1878 when Union Chapel was built although a separate Baptist congregation may have resulted from the merger and continued to meet here".

This is appears to have been the case at least until 1923, as Kelly's Directory of that year lists both a Baptist Chapel founded in 1811, with seats for 150, and the Union Chapel, founded in 1878. The Union Chapel referred to is in Gretton Road, and is now Cotswold Christian Centre, but as can be seen from the photograph, the former Baptist Chapel is now in secular use.


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 at OS grid reference SP0253428338. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 9 Oct 2011 at 13:21.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 18:08:13 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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