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St Anne's Church, Siston
St Anne's Church,
Siston Lane,
Siston, Gloucestershire.


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 about 1090, and we understand it is still open.

Quoting from Paul Townsend's Warmley Historical Timeline 1086-1999: "1100 (circa) - St Anne's Church at Siston was built on the site of a five hundred year old celtic temple".

Quoting from Life in Siston and Warmley, 1894-1994 (1994), available from Kingswood Heritage Museum:
"The leaded font inside Siston Church has been dated to the reign of William Rufus (1087-1100), the son of William the Conqueror. The Tympanum in the South Porch depicts the Tree of Life and is thought to have been carved around 1090 A.D." -

The description in Kelly's Directory of 1923 is of "an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch with Norman doorway, and a western tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells". There is a leaden font of Norman date. Six of the windows are stained. In 1907 the floor of the nave was lowered and a block floor laid, and an organ chamber built; three stained glass windows were also added - all at the cost of J.E. Rawlins esq. of Syston Court. Syston Court is "a fine stone mansion in the Elizabethan style". According to the British Listed Buildings website, the core at the heart of the present building dates from the late 16th century.

The aforementioned font is believed to be one of six cast from the same mould. Others are at Oxenhall, Tidenham, Frampton on Severn, Sandhurst, and Lancaut, the latter now in the Lady Chapel in Gloucester Cathedral.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST6885575233. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 14 May 2013 at 10:15.

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