Catalogue description United Reformed Church Swindon

This record is held by Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

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Reference: 2421
Title: United Reformed Church Swindon

Records of church from its beginnings in Newport Street and Victoria Street until its present location in Uphan Road. Also various papers, magazines, reports minute and year books relating to Penhill Free Church, Moredon chapel, Swindon and District and Wiltshire and East Somerset congregational unions.

Date: 1812-1991
Related material:

See Victoria County History Vol. 9

Held by: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

United Reformed Church, Swindon, Wiltshire

Physical description: 105 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

United Reformed Church Swindon

Administrative / biographical background:

The first Congregational chapel in Swindon in Newport Street was opened in 1804. By 1840 the chapel had become too small, but a new chapel was not built until 1866 on the corner of Bath Road and Victoria Street. Road-widening schemes in the 1930s forced the closure of the Victoria Street chapel in 1939. A new chapel was built to replace it in Upham Road in 1938-9. It became the United Reformed Church in 1972.

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