Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Awre
St Andrew's Church,
Awre Village,
Awre, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 tells us St Andrew's Church is "an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells". It was restored in 1875 by Waller of Gloucester.

The parish register includes Blakeney, and dates from 1538.

Awre's country mansion is Oaklands Park - "a fine building of forest stone standing on an eminence from which extensive views of the surrounding country can be obtained". It was built about 1830 for the Crawshay family, colliery owners, but in 1923 was the seat of Sir William Gwynne-Evans, bart. It is now a Special School for the Camphill Village Trust. [Source: the British Listed Buildings website]


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 SO7087008046. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)
Information last updated on 12 Mar 2013 at 16:04.

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This Report was created 23 Oct 2018 - 12:18:43 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 21 Oct 2018 at 10:41.

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