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St Swithin's (or All Saints) Church, Quinton
St Swithin's (or All Saints) Church,
Main Road,
Quinton, 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 1238, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Quinton as a village and civil parish, 2 miles east from Long Marston station on the Honeybourne and Stratford branch of the Great Western railway, 6 miles south-by-west from Stratford on Avon, 6 north-by-east from Chipping Campden and 34 north-east from Gloucester. The church of St Swithin is "a fine building of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north porch and a fine embattled western tower, with pinnacles and an octagonal spire 126 feet high, and containing a clock and 6 bells". There is an ancient altar tomb with recumbent effigy to Sir (Wm.) Clopton, d.1419, and an altar tomb of grey marble, with canopied brass effigy, to Joan, his widow, c.1430. There are other memorials to Anne (Burton), wife of Thomas Lingen, of Radbrook, d.1737, Thomas Lingen esq. d.1742, and several children. Sir Thomas Overbury kt. of Bourton on the Hill was buried here in 1680. The stained east window is a memorial to Louisa Corbett, d.1870. The registers date from 1547.

The settlement surrounding the Church is known as Lower Quinton, but the parish also contains the hamlets of Admington, 1½ miles south-east, Larkstoke, 3 miles south, and Upper Quinton, about half a mile to the south of Lower Quinton. It is now more often known as Upper and Lower Quinton, which helps to distinguish it from the larger village of Quinton, near Halesowen. The whole was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1931, but remains in Gloucester Diocese.

The date of the Church's consecration (1238) is as given in the history of St Swithin's on the South Warwickshire Benefice website. Note that on Old Maps of 1884-1885 the dedication is said to be to "All Saints or St Swithin".

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 SP1834847027. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

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 Quinton, 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 25 Nov 2018 at 16:30.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2019 - 20:05:06 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 14 Jun 2019 at 13:31.

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