Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church (Demolished), Gloucester
All Saints Church (Demolished),
south side of Westgate, at Cross,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 in the 12th century, but we understand it was closed in 1648.

All Saints Church (also known as 'Allhallows', according to Fosbrooke) stood on the south side of Westgate, beside the Tolsey building at the Cross. The Tolsey was today's equivalent of "City Hall", where rents were paid, and official and court business was transacted. It was an ancient structure, dating from the 15th century, and believed to have consisted of a council chamber, with a space underneath for meetings, possibly like surviving Market Halls of today, though probably more elaborate.

In the mid 12th century All Saints is recorded as a chapel to St Mary de Crypt; though by the early 13th century it was described as a minster (monasterium); however, in common with several other Gloucester Churches, it did not survive the Civil War period. During the War it was used for storing gunpowder, then in 1648, the city council, who had appropriated it during the War, incorporated its structure into the Tolsey building. The staircase to the upper floor in the new Tolsey was built over the site of All Saints chancel.

In 1892 the Tolsey was replaced by the new Guildhall, and its site sold the following year, after which its building was demolished and new premises for the Wilts and Dorset Banking Co. were built on the site. In 1914, the company was absorbed by the Lloyds Bank, later Lloyds TSB; however the branch of Lloyds Bank today is in Eastgate Street, and there is no bank there now. [Sources: Revd. Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke, An Original History of the City of Gloucester (1819), and the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.292-311 (Churches and Chapels)]

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8316118549. 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 17:43.

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