Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Chalford Baptist Church (18thC), Chalford
Chalford Baptist Church (18thC),
Coppice Hill,
Chalford, Gloucestershire.


This Church 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 in 1740, but we understand it was closed in 1873.

This former meeting house of a Baptist congregation was built about 1740. It is at the south east (lower) end of a burial ground, shared with its replacement ('The Tabernacle') built in 1873.

The original building was enlarged at the front in about 1810, and at a later date, a long Sunday-school wing was attached to the north west. The Sunday-school wing has a similar 3-bay front to the chapel, and they share a hipped roof. The front of the Sunday-school had an oval tablet inscribed 'Chalford Tabernacle Sunday School Room'.

There is a memorial in front of the chapel to Rev. James DEANE, 50 years pastor (1810), and his wife Elizabeth (1840), and there is a headstone to Daniel M... minister, ?1760 at the rear.

Surprisingly this building doesn't appear to be Listed, though the present Baptist Chapel building is. [Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986)]


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 SO9017002629. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 11 Aug 2013 at 08:38.

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This Report was created 13 Aug 2022 - 09:37:16 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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