Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Alvington
St Andrew's Church,
Church Lane / Knapp Lane,
Alvington, 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.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1923, the Church of St Andrew is "an ancient building of stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel with south chapel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells". It also mentions mural monuments in the south chapel to the Noel family, and memorial windows to the Hon. William Middleton Noel, 1859, and Ann (Yates) his wife, 1851, Robert Alvey Darwin esq. of Elston Hall, Notts, Sir Samuel Stephens Marling bart. M.P. of Stanley Park (d.1883), and Margaret (Williams) his wife, d.1885, and to Daniel Alfred White, d.1891.

The British Listed Buildings website records the church as 13th and 14th century, but also mentions the north side of the chancel having "one small Norman light". Mike Salter, in his booklet Parish Churches of The Forest of Dean (1990) paints a more graphic picture, as he says the south west corner of the nave is also Norman, and that, together with the chancel north windows are "just sufficient to indicate the size and shape of the church of that period". He also observes the 14th century south aisle is "comparatively wide".

In 1923, the living was a chapelry, annexed together with Lancaut, with the rectory of Woolaston.

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 SO6031600676. 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 14 Mar 2013 at 09:33.

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