Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Chapel (Demolished?), Cranham
Baptist Chapel (Demolished?),
Cranham Common,
Cranham, 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 before 1884, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

The only tangible reference I have been able to find to this former chapel is on late 19th century Old Maps, OS 1884 1:2,500, where it is labelled as "Baptist (Part.)".

At first I thought the building indicated was the present day Village Hall, but looking more closely, I think this is what is marked on the same old Map as a Pottery. The Chapel is marked in a plot on the opposite (east) side of the road to this. It is not clear in the present day whether it has now been demolished, or indeed how long it may have remained open. Curiously, though it is still marked with a '+' on my OS Map of 1974 1:50,000 series, it is not mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1923, and has not been noted later than 1884 on the more detailed Maps.

The former pottery, now Village Hall, is shown on OS 1971-1975 1:2,500 as "Cranham F. Church (Congl.)", so it did make a brief appearance as a place of worship.


Now or formerly Particular 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 SO8969812953. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Jan 2012 at 10:35.

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This Report was created 27 Oct 2021 - 09:54:50 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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