Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Dumbleton
St Peter's Church (see later for their website address)
Main Street,
Dumbleton, Gloucestershire.


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 describes St Peter's Church as "an ancient building of stone in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of two bays, north aisle and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells, rehung at the cost of Mrs. Eyres, of Dumbleton Hall". On the north wall there are monuments to Sir Richard Cocks bart. d.1684, and Judith, his wife, d.1689, Sir Richard Cocks bart. d.1723, and to Sir Robert Cocks, 4th and last bart. d. 4th April 1765. On the chancel wall is a curious old monument with figures of two persons kneeling, and of a child asleep on a cushion, erected by Sir Charles Percy knt. 4th son of Henry, 8th Earl of Northumberland, d.1628, his wife Dorothy d.1646, and a child. About 1894 the east window was filled with stained glass by Mrs. Eyres, in memory of her husband, H.W. Eyres esq. The register dates from 1738.

In 1923, the living was held by Rev. Collins Ashwin M.A. of Merton College, Oxford, who was also rector of Wormington and rural dean of Winchcombe. Mrs. Dorothy Cocks, in the year 1711, left £2 a year for the school; John Cocks esq. also left a farm at Taynton, near Gloucester, for the benefit of poor people not in receipt of parish relief. The farm was sold, and the money invested by the Charity Commissioners, and at the time was (in 1923) producing £56 yearly.

Dumbleton Hall, "a handsome modern stone mansion, standing on an eminence in the park west of the village", was in 1923 occupied by Mrs. Eyres-Monsell, the lady of the manor and chief landowner. According to the British Listed Buildings website, it was built (in Tudor style) by George Stanley Repton for Edward Holland c.1830. The Ashlar limestone it was built with came from the Temple Guiting quarries. Edward Holland died in 1875, and is commemorated on one of 3 brass plates in St Peter's Church, and on a brass plaque attached to a former fountain on the Village Green, north of the church, erected by "his old friends" W. McINROY, J.A. WEGWOOD, C.R. RAWLINSON, G. RANDALL, and R. & M. WEGWOOD.

There was apparently no Nonconformist chapel in the village.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SP0174535775. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Useful Links

This is list of websites which I have found especially useful whilst compiling the information for this database. Each of them will open a new window.
  • You may want to visit St Peter's Church own website.
  • 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 on the website What Do They Know.
Information last updated on 16 Apr 2013 at 16:24.

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