Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Martin's Church, North Nibley
St Martin's Church (link to Church's website)
Church Lane / Frog Lane, GL12 7LS,
North Nibley, 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 15th century, and we understand it is still open.

St Martin's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

St Martin's was, according to Kelly's Directory of 1923, anciently a chapel to Wotton under Edge. It also tells us Nibley is the supposed birthplace of William TYNDALE, the first translator of the Bible. A monument 130 feet high was erected in 1865 on a site on Nibley Knoll, to his memory.

Charlotte LONG, another resident of North Nibley, was hanged at Gloucester Prison on 31 August 1833 and is buried in North Nibley churchyard. She was the last woman in the country to be hanged for arson. According to Gloucester Gaol Registers, 1815-1879, she was the wife of John LONG, and aged 33. [Source: John Williams, and Gloucestershire Archives online Database]

Today, the parish belongs to the United Benefice of Wotton-under-Edge with Ozleworth, North Nibley and Alderley with Tresham.


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 ST7356196094. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 10 Jul 2012 at 10:00.

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