Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Longhope
All Saints Church,
Church Road,
Longhope, 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 tells us that Longford is "a village and parish, on the high road from Gloucester to Mitcheldean, Coleford and Ross, with a station on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester section of the Great Western railway, situated in the centre of the parish". It is 6 miles north from Newnham, 9 west from Gloucester and 125 from London, in the Forest of Dean division of the county, hundred of the Duchy of Lancaster, union of Westbury-on-Severn, county court district of Newnham, petty sessional division of Little Dean, rural deanery of North Forest and archdeaconry of Gloucester. All Saints Church is "an ancient cruciform edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and an embattled western tower, with finials, containing 6 bells". The stained east window, erected in 1861, is a memorial to the Rev. Vernon George Guise, a former vicar, d. 10 March 1861, and the south window, inserted in 1911, is to the memory of Thomas Miller and his wife and sister. A new organ was erected in 1893, and rebuilt in 1912, the cost defrayed by Miss Constance Miller. The parish records date from 1693.

"May Hill", which rises to a height of 973 feet above sea level "and commands some magnificent views", is within this parish. Part of it has been enclosed, but 4 acres of it were retained for public use and vested in the Parish Council. In 1897, in order to secure the site, an acre of it was planted with trees as a memorial to the Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

There is more about All Saints Church, which is Grade II Listed, on the British Listed Buildings website.

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 SO6845619793. 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 3 Aug 2013 at 07:31.

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