Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Stone
All Saints Church,
A38 (Gloucester to Bristol Road),
Stone, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

Stone was anciently a chapelry in the parish of Berkeley. It is said, by the Gloucestershire Archives online catalogue, to have been regarded as a parish in its own right by 1700. It is not known when it became a separate ecclesiastical parish officially, but it has been in the civil parish of Ham and Stone since 1894.

Arthur Mee's The King's England series for Gloucestershire has this to say of the village:

"We have read in a book 300 years old that this was the most stony place in that low vale in which it stands, and that from here the lower country beneath it was furnished with small stones for the amendment of its "deepe and dirty waies".

Today five noble elms watch over its green, and a venerable yew throws its shade over the churchyard gate. The medieval church has a 15th century spire soaring on the 13th century foundations of the tower. There is a 14th century font with bands of quatrefoils, and two curious round windows by the chancel arch, a most unusual feature intended to give light to the altar on the roodloft, the staircase to which is in its place. Also for use on the roodloft was a piscina high up in the wall. Other windows have fragments of ancient glass, and the east window has Christ in Majesty, set here in memory of Charles Cripps, vicar for nearly half of last century.
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Since Mee's series were published in the 1950s, this would of course have been the 19th century.

Stone's parish records begin in 1559. Today the Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details (recorded under "Ham and Stone").

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 3] The window is a memorial to Ann Helen CRIPPS who died December 18th 1893.[1]

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 ST6843595455. 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.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 28 Jul 2011 at 11:26.

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