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All Saints Church, Blakeney
All Saints Church,
Church Square,
Blakeney, 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 17th century, and we understand it is still open.

Blakeney was formed as an ecclesiastical parish in 1877 from the civil parish of Awre. At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923, it included Bledisloe, Etloe and Hagloe - tithings which take their name from various lows and barrows, which were still to be seen in the area. The church of All Saints is described as "a plain modern building of stone, consisting of small apsidal chancel, nave, south porch and a small western tower containing a clock and one bell".

It was originally as a Chapel of Ease to the Mother Church of Awre, built apparently for the first time in 1820, according to the British Listed Buildings website, to a design by architect Samuel Henlett. However according to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/334/1/1/2) it was consecrated and built before 1800, and in 1820, enlarged, and [re]consecrated. There were 106 attendees to morning service on March 30, 1851 and 146 in the afternoon; with 105 Sunday Scholars in the morning, and 85 in the afternoon. The return was completed by Charles Brooksbank, the Minister, of "Blakeney near Newnham"; at the time it was still described as a Chapel. There is however a separate parish register, dating from 1813.

It was completely restored in 1907, at which time the chancel was added, the nave was raised, new seating provided, and an old gallery removed.

There are two memorial windows, to Mr and Mrs Wait, and Charles and Mary Pringle.

There is a separate Cemetery a short distance away.

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 SO6721307088. 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 13 Mar 2013 at 12:34.

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