Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Chedworth
St Andrew's Church,
Chedworth Village,
Chedworth, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 in the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 says St Andrew's Church was built "about 1485" and is "a building of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave with battlements, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells". The piscina still remains. The pulpit of stone is richly panelled and crocketed. The church was restored in 1883, under the direction of Mr. Waller, diocesan architect, when the aisle was rebuilt, the church refloored throughout, a vestry added at the east end of the aisle and open seats introduced. Remains of a former church were discovered in 1852 in a field near the present building.

Curiously, Kelly makes no mention of the spectacular Perpendicular windows, described on the British Listed Buildings website as "five fine tall 3-light Perpendicular windows (two curtained by the porch gable)". They make no mention of an earlier church, but they date the fabric as late 12th, 13th and 15th century, though it quotes dates of 1461 (an inscription commemorating Richard Sely) and 1485 (a multi-angular stair turret to the rood loft) inside the church, mentioning that the nave south wall is reputedly built at the expense of the Neville family.

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 is located at OS grid reference SP0517012121. 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 20 Apr 2013 at 11:34.

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