Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael's Church, Blaisdon
St Michael's Church (link to Church's website)
Blaisdon Lane, GL17 OAG,
Blaisdon, 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.

"Blaisdon is a parish and village, in a pleasant and fertile district, abounding with orchards... The village was partly destroyed by fire in 1699. The church of St Michael is an edifice of Forest stone, with Bath stone dressings, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower (the only remaining portion of the old church) containing 6 bells. The church was rebuilt in 1860 under the direction of Mr. F.R. Kempson, architect, of Hereford, at a cost of £2,000, solely defrayed by the late H. Crawshay esq. of Oaklands Park. The stained east window is a memorial from Isabella Waters to her parents, Isabella Stubs (died 1904) and Peter Stubs (died 1905), of Blaisdon Hall. In their memory also the tower was repaired, the 5 existing bells recast and a sixth bell added, by their daughter, Mr.s MacIver, in 1912. In the same year the tower clock was added by Colin MacIver esq. J.P. There is also a window, inserted in 1912, to the memory of the Rev. Edward Douglas Jones, rector 1896-1911. There are sittings for nearly 220 persons". [Source: Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire (1923)]

According to Parish Churches of The Forest of Dean by Mike Salter (1990), the medieval church was aisle-less, with a 14th century east window, of which only the tower (with its short spire), some 16th century pews with a linenfold pattern on them, and a chest dated 1709, with the name John Hayle, survived the rebuilding.

"Blaisdon Hall, the property of the trustees of the late Peter Stubs esq. who are lords of the manor and chief landowners, is the residence of Colin MacIver esq. J.P. and is a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, commanding extensive views of the surrounding country". [Source: Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire (1923)]

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 SO7029317217. 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 14 Mar 2013 at 08:26.

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