Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Poolhill (or Pool Hill) Chapel, Pauntley
Poolhill (or Pool Hill) Chapel   [no longer registered]
Chapel Pitch,
Pauntley, Gloucestershire.


This Chapel 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 after 1815, but we understand it was closed before 1993, and the premises are now in secular use.

The following information for the existence, and history of this chapel has been summarised from an account in the book Prosperity to this Parish - A History of Redmarley D'Abitot, by Eric Warde (2007)

The Pool Hill chapel was built on land conveyed in 1815 by John Stokes, Esq. of Pauntley Court. It had seating for 150 people, which for a very small settlement seems very generous, so perhaps its congregation was attracted from a wider area.

If it was no longer to be used for Wesleyan worship, it was to revert to Stokes (or presumably his heirs), and since 1993 it has been in private ownership.

Confusingly, perhaps, the earliest Map showing its existence, OS 1883-1884 1:2,500 labels it as "Baptist Chapel (General)", with a Burial Ground, although later maps show it as Wesleyan Methodist.

It belonged to Ledbury Methodist Circuit, which included chapels in 3 counties - Birtsmorton (Worcestershire), Ledbury and Much Marcle (Herefordshire), and Cliffords Mesne, Dymock, Kents Green, Newent, Playley Green (Redmarley), and Upleadon in Gloucestershire. Redmarley parish was transferred from Worcestershire to Gloucestershire in 1931.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO7280629426. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 19 Oct 2011 at 14:00.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 12:00:08 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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