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Chipping Steps Burial Ground


Around 1705 the Presbyterians built a chapel at the bottom of the Chipping Steps.  Rev. Thomas Jones 1675-1745 may have built this at his own expense.  By 1861 the church owned the cottage next door (37 Chipping Steps) which was used as a Manse.  In 1953 it was listed as a building of special interest and sold in 1959 for £100.


The chapel was demolished but their burial ground remains.



Memorials:

Daniel Vanstone

In loving memory of Daniel Vanstone

Who died March 17 1860

Aged 64yrs

Faint inscription

Also Elizabeth

Who died ? 1878?


Faint inscription at bottom to another Daniel Vanstone?



In loving memory of Mother

Widow of William Cull

Who died 25th July 1907

Aged 77

Also of

Francis Cull

Son of the above

Who died April 9th 1924

Aged 59yrs

Also of Albert Thomas Cull

Son of the above

Who died Sept 8th 1926


Rev William Henry Dash died April 9 1932 aged 76 years


Many of the stones are damaged and therefore without paper records it is impossible to work our who some of the memorial stones are commemorating.  One of the more elaborate graves has a mason’s signature on the side: a Cirencester mason by the name of Newcombe.