Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury (1) (48k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury (2) (106k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury (3) (97k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury (4) (87k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury (5) (97k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury (6) (90k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams
St Mary the Virgin's Church, Tetbury
St Mary the Virgin's Church (link to Church's website)
The Green, GL8 8DN,
Tetbury, 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 681, and we understand it is still open.

St Mary the Virgin's Church is a Grade I Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

Surprisingly the present building is not that old, built in 1781 by Francis Hiorn of Warwick, but it replaced a much earlier building. The church's own website says there has been a place of Christian worship since at least 681AD, and the spire survives from the medieval building which predated Hiorn's design.

It was a difficult church to photograph as it is a very large church on a relatively small plot, and with plenty of trees shielding the edges of the site. And where they weren't, the position of the sun precluded photographing.

Inside is very special. The box pews and gallery are worthy of note, also the slenderest of pillars holding up the roof. However, not only are they very slender, they are also made out of wood!!!

A really nice church to visit. Light and airy. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie/John Williams]

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 ST8904192955. 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 10 Aug 2011 at 19:09.

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