Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Brimscombe Methodist Church, Brimscombe
Brimscombe Methodist Church,
Brimscombe Hill, GL5 2QR,
Brimscombe, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1804, and we understand it is still open.

A Wesleyan Chapel in Brimscombe is recorded on OS Maps of 1886 at this position; also Kelly's Directory of 1923 records Brimscombe as having a Wesleyan Chapel.

It is recorded in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) under 'Thrupp', where it is described as having a gabled front of 3 bays, with 2 tiers of round-arched windows. According to notices appearing in The London Gazette, Brimscombe was in the civil parish of Thrupp in the 1930s.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/338/6/1/7) indicates that the Wesleyan Chapel in Brimscombe was built in 1804, as a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship. There were free seats for 100, and 240 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 170 worshippers at morning service, and 102 Sunday Scholars, and 190 in the evening, with no Sunday School. The return was completed by Charles Shaylor, its Steward, whose address was "Swells Hill, Nr. Brimscombe, Minchinhampton, Glostershire".

The Chapel is now a Listed Building (Grade II) - see the British Listed Buildings website for further details. The webpage for the Chapel on the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit website indicates that it has been preserved largely intact, "including an upper gallery", which is impressive.


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 Church is located at OS grid reference SO8684302194. 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 Brimscombe, 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 26 Jan 2019 at 13:47.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 01:01:30 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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