Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mary's Church (Demolished), Siddington
St Mary's Church (Demolished),
Upper Siddington,
Siddington, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether this Church 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it was closed in 1778.

Once upon a time, Siddington had two churches. The settlements, sometimes known as Siddington St Mary (or Upper Siddington) and Siddington St Peter (Lower Siddington), were united by an Inclosure Act of 1778; St Mary's Church was subsequently demolished, and the parish of Siddington has been united with Preston since 1928.

The site where St Mary's stood is still marked on the more detailed Maps. It was adjacent to the property known as The Old Rectory. Disappointingly, perhaps, the Rectory was not concurrent with the Church, as according to the British Listed Buildings website, it was built in the 19th century. The site does not mention St Mary's, so I presume there are no surviving remains of the church. Parish records do however exist, and the Gloucestershire Archives hold 3 registers, covering the period 1606-1779.

Interestingly, the closure of St Mary's is concurrent with the opening of the Thames & Severn canal in 1789. Had the Church survived, a branch of the Canal, from Siddington to Cirencester, would have passed by the graveyard. Whilst most of the canal is now filled in, recent maps show a short stretch adjacent to the former site which is still "open". [Sources: Access to Archives, and Cotswold District Council Online]

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 was located at OS grid reference SP0293700134. 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 24 Feb 2013 at 11:50.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 17:43:20 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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