Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Edgeworth (1) (44k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Edgeworth (2) (36k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Edgeworth (3) (38k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mary the Virgin's Church, Edgeworth
St Mary the Virgin's Church,
off School Lane,
Edgeworth, 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Mary the Virgin's Church as "a building of stone, chiefly in the Early Perpendicular style, but with some Norman portions [which] consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, rehung in 1895". The British Listed Buildings website records it as the Church of St Mary, and suggests portions of the fabric is possibly 11th century. It also mentions the Churchyard Cross, also Listed, and a scheduled Ancient Monument (No 419), which dates from the 15th century.

Edgeworth Manor in 1923 was the property and residence of Alfred James esq., its park and grounds then covering a large portion of the parish area. Kelly says it was built in 1685; the British Listed Building site says that whilst it is mainly late 17th century, there are earlier, Tudor fragments.

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 SO9482605962. 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 17 Apr 2013 at 15:24.

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