Tidenham including Lancaut
Nonconformity

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Victoria County History

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C R Elrington, N M Herbert, R B Pugh (Editors), Kathleen Morgan, Brian S Smith

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1972

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78

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'Tidenham including Lancaut: Nonconformity', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp. 78. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15762 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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NONCONFORMITY.

Methodists registered a house at Tidenham in 1820, (fn. 31) and a Wesleyan chapel built at Boughspring in 1836 (fn. 32) was registered by a Monmouth minister in 1844. (fn. 33) The chapel had a congregation of c. 45 in 1851. (fn. 34) 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. 35) 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. 36) It was presumably the Independent reading room recorded in the parish until 1870. (fn. 37) A house at Beachley was registered by an unidentified dissenting group in 1831. (fn. 38)

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31 Hockaday Abs. ccclxxv.
32 H.O. 129/576/2/10/23; G.D.R. Tidenham tithe award.
33 Hockaday Abs. ccclxxv.
34 H.O. 129/576/2/10/23.
35 W.I. hist. of Tidenham, 17; local information.
36 Hockaday Abs. ccclxxv, 1844; H.O. 129/576/2/10/24.
37 Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1856 and later edns.).
38 Hockaday Abs. cxv.