Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Default Image We do not have an Image of this Place of Worship as it has been Demolished Place of Worship has been

Image by courtesy of
Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Stonehouse
Congregational Chapel (Demolished),
High Street,
Stonehouse, 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 in 1809, but we understand it was closed in 1964.

The position of this Chapel is shown on Old Maps, for example OS 1902 1:2,500. Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that it was built in 1820, and had seating for 450. Old Maps also show that it had a graveyard, backing onto what is now Laburnum Walk. The plot it occupied appears to be still in existence.

Additional information is available on the webpageStonehouse - A Timeline - One Thousand Years, on the website of Stonehouse History Group. Their site records that the chapel was built in 1827 (not 1820), was closed in 1964, then demolished in 1967, as a consequence of its destruction by fire. The site also has a photograph, showing its "Jubilee Arch", which commemorated the chapel's golden jubilee.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.287-288 (Stonehouse - Nonconformity) provides evidence of an earlier congregation. It records that a group of Congregationalists associated with the chapel at Ebley met from 1802 at a house at Haywardsend, then from 1809 in a malt-house at Stonehouse, until a dedicated chapel was built in in 1811. This was replaced by another building on the west side of the High Street in 1823, which was in turn was replaced by the aforementioned building in 1827 "on a near-by site, a stone building in classical style". The yard adjoining it was used for burials from 1833 or earlier.

In 1851, about one quarter of its members were workers in the cloth industry. [Glos. Archives D 2144/1]

One of the earlier chapels, converted into cottages, survived until 1933.


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 SO8053505314. 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 Stonehouse, 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 14 Nov 2018 at 14:17.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire, or in another County in this Database

Please choose a County by selecting one of the Tabs below.
Note: you MUST choose a County - searching all four at once is not an option!

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 01:28:30 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.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library