Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Peter's Church, Siddington (1) (57k) St Peter's Church, Siddington (2) (75k) St Peter's Church, Siddington (3) (104k) St Peter's Church, Siddington (4) (67k) St Peter's Church, Siddington (5) (81k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams/Phil Draper
Visit Church Crawler Church Crawler's
Flickr site
St Peter's Church, Siddington
St Peter's Church (link to Church's website)
Church Avenue, GL7 6EZ,
Siddington, 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 before 1200, and we understand it is still open.

According to The Gloucestershire Village Book published by the Gloucestershire Federation of Women's Institutes in 1987, Siddington Church was given to the Knights Hospitallers of Quenington about 1200. Also by the church is an ancient Tithe Barn, which they suggest was probably built by the Knights soon after they received the property.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that St Peter's consists of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, porch and south-west tower, with a spire containing 6 bells. There is a marble monument to the Hon. Benjamin Bathurst M.P. F.R.S. of Lydney, d.1767; and that the chancel contains two stained windows, a piscina, sedilia and a hagioscope. A hagioscope, or 'squint' was originally an opening in an internal wall of the church to permit the altar, and consequently the elevation of the host, to be visible from where it would be otherwise blocked by the wall.

Several sources quote Samuel Rudder's "New History of Gloucestershire (1779), in which he states there was an unfinished tower at the west end.

The South Doorway is Norman, contemporary with the original building. The tympanum is generally said to represent Christ in Majesty; but Phil Draper observes that the central figure holds the keys, so he questions whether it could represent St Peter sitting in judgement on the 2 figures on either side of him, the one on the left of which has a halo.

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.

It has also been known in the past as Siddington Langley, after the Langley family who were lords of the manor from the 14th century onwards.

St Peter's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see also British Listed Buildings website for details. [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 is located at OS grid reference SP0346800181. 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 7 Jun 2014 at 07:34.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site (churchdb.gukutils.org.uk) only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

For current information you should contact the place of worship directly via their website.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 31 Jul 2017 - 13:46:07 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.

URL of this page: http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/GLS449.php
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library