Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Welford on Avon
St Peter's Church,
Church Street / Church Lane, CV37 8EN,
Welford on Avon, 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 1330, and we understand it is still open.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1923, the parish of Welford extended originally into Warwickshire, but under an Order confirmed 31 Oct 1894, the Warwickshire portion was constituted a distinct parish, named Bickmarsh, and the Gloucestershire part renamed Welford on Avon; however in 1931, a further Order resulted in the whole being transferred to Warwickshire.

Again, according to Kelly, St Peter's Church was anciently called "Holy Trinity". It is in the Norman and later styles, with chancel, nave, south porch and lofty embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 6 bells. It was restored by the Countess De La Warr in 1866/7 under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott, but the tower, with the exception of the walls, was completely destroyed by fire on the morning of 13 Dec 1884. The bells were ruined by the fire, but were recast, and restored, with the fabric, the following year.

It is a Grade I Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

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 SP1458052221. 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 Dec 2012 at 12:54.

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