Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Baptist's Church, Great Rissington
St John the Baptist's Church,
Great Rissington Village,
Great Rissington, 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St John the Baptist's Church as "an ancient building of stone, in the Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and a central embattled tower containing 6 bells. In the south transept is a small monument to John Barnard, 1621, with kneeling figures in low relief of himself and his wife. The north transept retains a piscina and niche with traces of colour, and there are other traces round a window".

Kelly's account adds that the stained east window was erected as a memorial to Katherine Emily, wife of S. Lyle esq. of Londonderry, and daughter of the Rev. and Hon. H. Rice B.A. rector 1865-96; that there is another piscina in the chancel; and that since 1873, the tower, south transept and other portions of the fabric were thoroughly restored. The British Listed Buildings website says it was "largely rebuilt" at that time. It also mentions more monuments, including to John Ansell (1796) and Betty Ansell (1813); Mary Crips (1739), and Thomas Cambray (1740).

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 SP1952017150. 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 25 Mar 2013 at 08:09.

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