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St Michael & All Angels Church, Poole Keynes (1) (41k) St Michael & All Angels Church, Poole Keynes (2) (33k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Michael & All Angels Church, Poole Keynes
St Michael & All Angels Church,
Poule Keynes Village,
Poole Keynes, 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 before 1632, and we understand it is still open.

Poole Keynes was formerly in the county of Wiltshire, but was annexed to Gloucestershire from 1st April 1897, as was the nearby village of Somerford Keynes. Their "sister" village of Ashton Keynes remains in Wiltshire.

It is 4½ miles south of Cirencester. Its church of St Michael was rebuilt in 1770 on the site of an older church, and comprises chancel, nave and square embattled western tower, containing one bell. Some of the Monuments built into the walls date from the 16th century. At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923, it had sittings for 70 persons.

The parish registers date from 1632.

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 1] My first stop is a simple church, west tower, nave and chancel only. The church appears medieval but a closer inspection reveals some unusual details which suggested a post-medieval rebuilding and some 19th century attempt to put things right. (Buildings of England confirms a rebuilding in 1775). The entry is via the west tower, which has an interesting cartouche monument incorporating a small female figure at the top who seems to wave a greeting to visitors.[1]

[Image 2] Not much to see inside, a slim baluster font of the 18th century, a pulpit that seems to incorporate medieval panels, and a large brass chandelier of 1740.[1]


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 ST9992595451. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Information last updated on 21 Feb 2013 at 14:42.

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