Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St George's Church, Didbrook (1) (26k) St George's Church, Didbrook (2) (36k) St George's Church, Didbrook (3) (35k) St George's Church, Didbrook (4) (35k) St George's Church, Didbrook (5) (37k) St George's Church, Didbrook (6) (52k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard/Barbara Sugawara
St George's Church, Didbrook
St George's Church (link to Church's website)
Didbrook, 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 1475, and we understand it is still open.

St George's Church was built in 1475 by William of Whitchurch, the last abbot of Hailes Abbey.

The registers, which include Pinnock and Hailes, date from 1556.

In 1923, the living was a vicarage, with the rectory of Pinnock-cum-Hyde, and the chapelry of Hailes annexed. [Source: Kelly's Directory (1923)]

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 5] The dedication on the window says:

In Memory of
Gwendoline Airth BIDLAKE
Who Loved All Creatures
of Our God and King

On the ground are geese, hens and chickens, and a magpie. There is a woodpecker on the trunk of the tree, and birds with pale blue, dark blue and golden feathers amongst the foliage.[1]

[Image 6] A happy researcher, taking a well earned break from recording the MIs in St George's Churchyard. Barbara has recorded all readable inscriptions to the rear of the churchyard; whilst those at the front were recorded on an earlier occasion by Alf Beard.[1]

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 SP0548431400. 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.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 9 Oct 2011 at 09:15.

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