Gloucestershire Places of Worship

All Saints Church, Preston, Cirencester (1) (40k) All Saints Church, Preston, Cirencester (2) (32k) Above Photograph(s)
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All Saints Church, Preston, Cirencester
All Saints Church (link to Church's website)
off A419,
Preston, Cirencester, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

All Saints Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details. Notable are the unusual design of the "very fine tiered 14th century bellcote to east end", also the west face of the tower, which has "Tudor-arch doorway and 3-light window above with two carved heads over".

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] A small shaded footpath leads to the church from the main road. Here is an oddity, a church with a massive west tower but also a large triple-bellcote over the chancel arch. The tower looks from its bulk as if a further stage was intended, and the embattled parapet looks a bit of an afterthought. Outside by the porch a tomb slab with a carved head, much worn.[1]

[Image 2] A lofty narrow nave suggests Saxon origins, and the church has large transepts, a south porch, and a chancel. It is normally kept locked, but keyholders are listed.[1]

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 SP0438600894. 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.

Acknowledgements

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

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Last updated on 16 Aug 2011 at 18:27.

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This Report was created 29 Jul 2017 - 13:41:50 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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