Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (1) (98k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (2) (58k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (3) (125k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (4) (45k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (5) (67k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (6) (79k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde (7) (144k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams
St Mary the Virgin's Church, Syde
St Mary the Virgin's Church,
Syde Village,
Syde, 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 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

The parish of Syde is among the oldest and smallest in England. 364 acres at the time of Domesday, 628 now, although the size of acres differ between the years.

A church may have existed before Norman times, evidenced by some Saxon styling around the now closed South doorway. The church itself is predominantly Norman in construction, dating from the early 12th century, and a Grade I Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

The 15th century font is typical of the period, although the stem is unusual, consisting of five chamfered faces.

Above the chancel arch is a much defaced Royal Arms of Charles ll, occupying the place of doom.

The saddleback tower is in a style frequently found in the area and was added in the late 13th, or early 14th century. The tower houses 3 bells, the smallest being cast by Rudhalls of Gloucester, who hung all three bells.

Its interior has avoided a 19th century Victorian restoration, so retains earlier features, for example 18th century box-pews.

Note the final photograph in our series, which shows some really massive stones covering graves, or vaults.
[Source: John Williams/Rosemary Lockie]

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 SO9492310824. 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 1 May 2012 at 11:31.

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