Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Toddington
St Andrew's Church (link to Church's website)
Church Lane,
Toddington, 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 before 1666, and we understand it is still open.

The present church is a rebuilding, between 1873-79 to a design by G.E. Street for Lord Sudeley, comprising chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch, and a tower on the south side with pinnacles and lofty spire, and containing 6 bells. Attached to the aisle is a mortuary chapel containing a monument, by J.G. Lough, to Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 1st Baron Sudeley, who died February 10th 1858, and Henrietta Susanna, his wife, only child and heiress of the last Viscount Tracy. She died June 5th 1839. Baron Sudeley was also the builder of Toddington Manor, erected between 1819 and 1835. According to Kelly's Directory of 1923 it is "a splendid mansion in the Domestic Gothic style, built between 1807 and 1823, on a higher site, in place of an old Elizabethan house, part of the entrance to which stands in the grounds close to the church".

Kelly also provides a brief description of the old church, which was dedicated to St Leonard - a Perpendicular structure, which was rebuilt by Thomas Charles, Viscount Tracy, in 1723. The rebuilding in the following century cost of £44,000, and the church was then rededicated to St Andrew.

The living in 1923 was a vicarage with Stanley Pontlarge annexed. The parish register, which includes Stanley Pontlarge and Prescot, dates from 1666.

The only mention of surviving elements from the early church I've been able to discover are in the north chapel - "various loose effigies and parts of 17th century building or monument". [Source: British Listed Buildings website]

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 SP0350533080. 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 9 Apr 2013 at 15:16.

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