Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Baptist's Church, Huntley
St John the Baptist's Church,
Huntley, 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.

St John's is a Grade I Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 2] [1]

[Image 4] All archways inside the church (including over the windows) are inscribed with verses from ‘Te Deum’. The surrounding corbels have a fleur-de-lys motif - most unusual!

“Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory”
“The glorious company of the Apostles: praise Thee.”
“The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise Thee.”[2]

[Image 5] The stained glass windows in the nave and aisles are unusual, but very eye-catching - the illustrations appear to be etched on the glass, apparently the work of Teulon. This one is in the west end.[2]

[Image 6] A very fine roof structure.[2]

[Image 7] Significant restoration work was taking place on the east end of the church but this did not spoil our visit. Here can be seen the south entrance porch, with figureheads terminating the moulding above its archway. Although they are too small to be seen on this photo, the heads appear to be male and female, and wearing crowns - king and queen, is an obvious assumption.[2]


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 SO7132719605. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Huntley, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

2. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 27 Apr 2011 at 00:00.

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This Report was created 21 Sep 2021 - 23:54:54 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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