Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church (Demolished), Thrupp, Brimscombe
All Saints Church (Demolished),
London Road,
Thrupp, Brimscombe, 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 1889, but we understand it was closed in 1968.

Thrupp was formerly part of Stroud, but it became a civil parish on 10th August 1894. Kelly's Directory of 1923 tells us it includes the area known originally as "The Thrupp", is 1 mile south from Stroud, and has a station called Brimscombe, on the Swindon, Stroud and Gloucester branch of the Great Western Railway. Ecclesiastically it was part of the parish of Holy Trinity, Stroud, with an iron church, dedicated to All Saints, erected in 1889. This information is confirmed by the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.136-140 (Stroud - Churches) but also informs us that the mission had been established 9 years earlier, when "a room at Thrupp was fitted up as a mission church to Holy Trinity in 1880".

Kelly's Directory also mentions (in 1923) there was a chapel for Plymouth Brethren.

There is no trace of All Saints today, so the location as indicated by the Grid Reference below is a "best guess". The spot is marked as a place of worship on my OS Map of 1984, and on various Old Maps as "Ch" (Church), so it is assumed to be where the "tin church" stood. None of the available maps are sufficiently detailed to name it a such, though OS 1954 1:10,560 marks a terrace of houses on the opposite (north east) side of the A419 as "Glyn Terrace".

There are, however, photographs on the Tin Tabernacles website, and of Thrupp (Glos) Tin Church on the Geograph website. The photographs show it was built against the side of the valley sloping down to the River Frome. The entrance was below road level, and it was supported at the back by a platform of bricks.

The church was closed in 1968, because of a declining congregation, and a special chapel was set up in Stroud Holy Trinity Church to contain furnishings and fittings from All Saints. These included the altar, the crucifix commemorating the Reader Harold Ridler, and the oak pulpit inscribed 'To the memory of Samuel Morgan'. This information derives from an illustrated History of Holy Trinity Church, Stroud, on a website which is sadly no longer online.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SO8617603122. 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 Thrupp, 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 Nov 2018 at 15:14.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:46:12 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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