Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (1) (82k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (2) (73k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (3) (65k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (4) (78k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (5) (64k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (6) (97k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (7) (91k) St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield (8) (91k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church, Nympsfield
St Bartholomew's (formerly St Margaret's) Church,
Church Street,
Nympsfield, 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 before 1185, and we understand it is still open.

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

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that Nympsfield was anciently "Nymdesfelle". It records also that the church was re-erected in 1863 "in the first Pointed style", and consists of a chancel, nave and four bays, north aisle and north-west porch, whilst inside the church is a list of incumbents dating from AD 1185, and there are 220 sittings. The parish register contains burials from 1678, marriages from 1680 and baptisms from 1684. It also contains a record of James II's progress through the parish on 22nd August 1687.

It also mentions that Nympsfield had a Catholic chapel dedicated to St Joseph, and a Baptist chapel.

Old Maps, for instance OS 1889-1890 show the church as dedicated to St Margaret. The Listed Building site echoes the present dichotomy in providing its write-up as St Margaret.

Incidentally, its 19th century rebuilding, like St Giles at Uley was to a design by S.S. Teulon. However unlike at Uley, where apparently nothing survives of any earlier church, Nympsfield's 15th century tower has survived.

The eagle-eyed ones amongst you may spot that there appears to be lettering on either side of the Chancel Arch. A close-up reveals that on the left side of the archway this is the Lord's Prayer, and on the right, the Apostles' Creed.

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 SO8009700250. 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...)

Resources

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 Nympsfield, 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.

Information last updated on 26 Oct 2016 at 09:02.

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This Report was created 22 Mar 2019 - 06:14:18 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 07:45.

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