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Rodmarton: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11, Bisley and Longtree Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1976.

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NONCONFORMITY.

In 1676 four nonconformists were enumerated in the parish. (fn. 1) Although Independents registered a house there in 1796, (fn. 2) there were said to be no sectarians in the parish in the following year. (fn. 3) A house in Culkerton, registered in 1819 for a congregation connected with Cirencester, (fn. 4) was apparently not used in 1825 when there were said to be no dissenting meetings in the parish; (fn. 5) the same or another house was registered in 1838. (fn. 6) A mission room built west of Culkerton hamlet c. 1912 (fn. 7) was used by Baptists for monthly meetings in 1974. (fn. 8) Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in Tarlton north of the Rodmarton road (fn. 9) in 1827, and it was attended by between 50 and 60 people in the mid 19th century. (fn. 10) The chapel, which was rebuilt in 1884, (fn. 11) was closed in 1973. (fn. 12)

Footnotes

  • 1. Compton Census.
  • 2. Hockaday Abs. cccxxv.
  • 3. Eden, State of the Poor, ii. 207.
  • 4. Hockaday Abs. cccxxv.
  • 5. G.D.R. vol. 383, no. ccxxxvii.
  • 6. Hockaday Abs. cccxxv.
  • 7. Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1910), 288; (1914), 295; O.S. Map 6", Glos. LVIII. SW. (1919 edn.).
  • 8. Ex inf. Mr. Simpson.
  • 9. Glos. R.O., D 2336.
  • 10. H.O. 129/340/2/3/5.
  • 11. Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1902), 278.
  • 12. Ex inf. Mr. Simpson.