Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Beckford Priory (Demolished), Beckford
Beckford Priory (Demolished),
Main Street / Ashton Road,
Beckford, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether 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 about 1128, but we understand it was closed in 1339.

"Beckford Priory was a flourishing conventual house in the 12th century; because of its prosperity it became a centre for scribes who sent their work back to the mother house ... in 1399 it was said to be no longer conventual". So says a history provided by the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 8: Cleeve, Deerhurst and Tibblestone, and the lower divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster (1968), pp.250-262 (Beckford).

A further excellent account of the priory's foundation, and its subsequent reversion to a manor house is provided on the webpage Beckford Priory and Hall, authored by D.J. de Burgh, S.D.B., c.1956.

The present Beckford Hall, built on the site of the priory, dates from the 17th century, and is now a Grade II Listed Building. An account, on the British Listed Buildings website, includes the information that the 19th-century hall at the rear was built over the undercroft of the medieval priory. It was discovered, and restored in the mid-20th century, and consists of a stone-vaulted chamber, four bays long from east to west and four bays wide.

Denomination

Now or formerly Augustinian.

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 SO9766635908. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 08:50.

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This Report was created 25 Jul 2017 - 19:34:23 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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