Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington (1) (33k) St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington (2) (51k) St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington (3) (26k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard/Rosemary Lockie
St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington
St Bartholomew's Church (link to Church's website)
Whittington Village,
Whittington, Gloucestershire.


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 1066, and we understand it is still open.

St Bartholomew's Church belongs to the Coln River Group of parishes.

Their website says there is evidence of a church and manor house existing in Whittington prior to the Norman Conquest, and "it is not unlikely that at one time (St Bartholomew's) narrow South Aisle and Norman Arch formed part of the chapel of a much older fortified (court) which stood on the site of the present Whittington Court."

This is confirmed by Ros Stewart in her book The Story of Sevenhampton (2006). On p.87 she says St Bartholomew's Church was built c.1100, nearby Charlton Abbots Church (c.1250), and Sevenhampton Church itself (c.1150); and of the group as a whole she says:

"They were already sited next to the Manor Houses but not as their chapels; the churches were in place long before the present Manor Houses were built. However, Whittington may well have had a former chapel on the same site as the present church where there was a moated house near to, or on the site of the present Whittington Court."

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 2] Sunlight filtering through the trees surrounding the Churchyard, and the first view of the Church entering from the road. The main entrance is to the right.[1]

[Image 3] The wooden board hanging on the wall on the right is a Memorial to the men and women of the Parish of Whittington who served in His Majesty's Forces in the World War 1939-1945.

The Inscriptions on the War Memorial, have been recorded separately.[1]


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SP0132320646. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 10 Aug 2011 at 15:36.

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