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The front of the old Baptist Chapel now the Village Hall. Photo by Neil B. Maw
The beautifully ornate front window. Photo by Neil B. Maw
The Chapel viewed from the air and from the north. Photo by Neil B. Maw
The rear of the Chapel. Photo by Neil B. Maw
Baptist Chapel Burial Ground - photo by Neil B. Maw

Bourton Baptist Chapel 1851 - 1900

The old Baptist Chapel at Bourton near Shrivenham is an interesting building and a close inspection reveals that it was erected using quality materials and craftsmanship. It was paid for entirely by Henry Tucker who lived in the new Bourton House close by and who's family were successful Silk Traders. Henry and his wife Elizabeth are both interred there. The building was started in 1850 and completed and opened for worship in October 1851.

To read an account of what we know so far in PDF format, please go HERE

There is a burial ground to the rear of the building that was overgrown but since cleared and kept maintained. Shrivenham Heritage Society have carried out a survey of the burials there ranging in date from 1856 - 1901. The legible surnames of those interred there are; Beaumont, Burgess, Fuce, Gillmore, Jefferies, Joynes, Keevil, Munt, Pocock, Tucker, Watson. To gain free access to the survey please email;



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