Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St James's Church, Charfield (42k) Above Photograph(s)
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St James's Church, Charfield
St James's Church,
Churchend Lane,
Charfield, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church 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 in the 13th century, but we understand it was closed in 1879.

This church is rather off the beaten track these days, being along a side road off the main thoroughfare through Charfield, named imaginatively "Churchend Lane". When the railway arrived in Charfield, it followed the contours of the lower ground to the east, and a new church dedicated to St John the Evangelist was built (1879-1882), closer to the new centre of population.

Burials have continued to take place in St James's Churchyard since then, but the church itself has been largely disused since that date. Today it is Grade I listed building, and vested in the Churches Conservation Trust. [Source: Rosemary Lockie, from I. Gray & E. Ralph's Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester (1963) et al]

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST7190691094. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 24 Oct 2010 at 18:00.

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