Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Michael's Church, Abenhall (42k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Michael's Church, Abenhall
St Michael's Church,
Church Lane,
Abenhall, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1450, and we understand it is still open.

The church has an octagonal font, given by the miners' guild in 1450. There is a brass with four effigies in the chancel to Richard PRYKE of Mitcheldean, d.1609, his wife Joan (Ayleway) and two children.

The churchyard was extended in 1912 by the addition of land presented by the late Miss Barton.

A detached part of the parish was transferred to East Dean in 1885; and in 1912, Sharpridge, and parts of Edgehills and Plump Hill were transferred from East Dean (Holy Trinity), to Abenhall for ecclesiastical purposes. [Source: Kelly's Directory of 1923]


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO6713417432. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 4 Jun 2013 at 10:15.

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This Report was created 27 Aug 2021 - 20:46:48 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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