Tidenham including Lancaut: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10, Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1972.

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Methodists registered a house at Tidenham in 1820, (fn. 1) and a Wesleyan chapel built at Boughspring in 1836 (fn. 2) was registered by a Monmouth minister in 1844. (fn. 3) The chapel had a congregation of c. 45 in 1851. (fn. 4) The Wesleyan community died out in the early years of the 20th century, and the chapel, which was used for a time in the 1920s as a church boys' club, was demolished in the 1960s and a house built on the site. (fn. 5) A reading room built at Woodcroft in 1843 was being used for worship by Baptists and others under a Chepstow minister in 1851, when it claimed a congregation of 70-90. (fn. 6) It was presumably the Independent reading room recorded in the parish until 1870. (fn. 7) A house at Beachley was registered by an unidentified dissenting group in 1831. (fn. 8)


  • 1. Hockaday Abs. ccclxxv.
  • 2. H.O. 129/576/2/10/23; G.D.R. Tidenham tithe award.
  • 3. Hockaday Abs. ccclxxv.
  • 4. H.O. 129/576/2/10/23.
  • 5. W.I. hist. of Tidenham, 17; local information.
  • 6. Hockaday Abs. ccclxxv, 1844; H.O. 129/576/2/10/24.
  • 7. Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1856 and later edns.).
  • 8. Hockaday Abs. cxv.