Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Kenelm's Church, Sapperton
St Kenelm's Church,
Church Lane,
Sapperton, 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 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Founded in the early 12th century, St Kenelm's Church is a Grade I Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 says it was erected about 1200 A.D., "a cruciform building of stone, reconstructed in the reign of Queen Anne, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, north and south chapels, south porch and an eastern embattled tower with spire containing 5 bells". In the north aisle is a monument with kneeling effigies and arms to Sir Henry Poole, who was knighted in 1603 and died in 1616, and to his wife, and in the south aisle one to Sir Robert Atkyns, kt. M.P. the historian of Gloucestershire who died 29 Oct. 1711. At the east end is a stained glass window, erected by the Countess Bathurst to commemorate the victory of the Allies in the Great War, 1914-18; a tablet was erected by public subscription in memory of the men of the parish who gave their lives in the war.

The Inscription on the tablet reads:
In Grateful Memory of the Men of Sapperton and Frampton Mansell
who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.
Frank ARNOLD, Royal Navy
Edward Frank COOK, 1st Gloster Regt.
Herbert Clement GARDINER, Coldstreams
Albert Henry GOODFIELD, 6th Wilts Regt.
Chester James GOODFIELD, Rl. Fusiliers
Wilfred HARMAN, Royal Navy Division
Victor Cecil HARRISON, 5th Gloster Regt.
Percy Edward HUGHES, Kings Royal Rifles
Horace Witmore MUSTOE, Royal Navy
Joseph Henry MUSTOE, 8th Gloster Regt.
Their Name Liveth for Evermore.

The Churchyard itself contains the Tomb of Ernest William GIMSON, of Sapperton, Architect. He was the son of Josiah GIMSON of Leicester, born 21 Dec 1864, died 12 Aug 1919. His wife Emily Anne was the daughter of the Rev. Robert THOMSON. She died 15 Jan 1941, aged 74.

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 SO9474203404. 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.
Last updated on 31 May 2017 at 09:01.

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