Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Michael's Church, Stanley Pontlarge (1) (101k) St Michael's Church, Stanley Pontlarge (2) (89k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Michael's Church, Stanley Pontlarge
St Michael's Church (link to Church's website)
Stanley Pontlarge, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does NOT have 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.

The illustrations of the Church are taken from the book Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley, by Emma Dent (1877), digitized by Google and available from The Ebook and Texts Archive.

The book tells us that until 1307, Stanley had been part of the parish of Winchcombe, paying tithes to its vicar, but as consequence of a bitter dispute between the Abbot and Convent, and the vicar of Winchcombe, and the rector of Toddington "so much so, that great scandals and even perils of lives had ensued" it was agreed that tithes should thenceforth be paid to the rector of Toddington, as to how the tithes from the vill of Gretton and "the Abbot and Convent should have for their parishioners all tenants dwelling in the vill of Gretton who before had been in the parish of Toddington". This is said to have been done in Winchcombe on Midsummer Day, 1307.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 explains that the parish derives its name from "Robert de Pont l'Arch, who held it from Winchcombe Abbey in the 14th century". At that time the dedication of the church was said to be unknown, so clearly it has been dedicated (or rededicated) to St Michael since then.

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 SO9992330200. 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 25 Oct 2011 at 15:04.

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