Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Withington
St Michael & All Angels Church (link to Church's website)
1 High Street,
Withington, 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides (1830), described the village of Withington having "a church like a small cathedral... this immense and fine church, which is as sound as it was 7 or 800 years ago, was built by and for a population, containing, at most, only about 120 grown up and able-abodied men!". [Source: Project Gutenberg]

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes it as "an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, with later additions and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, south transept, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock with chimes and 6 bells". There is a memorial window, the gift of the Rev. Hon. George G.C. Talbot M.A. to Emily Sarah (Elwes) his wife, who died 21st November 1876, and two daughters. On the south side is a mural monument to Bridget, wife of John Howe, dated 1642, and eight children; and one to G. Osborn, minister, dated 1656. There is also a marble monument dedicated to the Howes of Cassey Compton at the west end.

The parish records of baptisms and burials date from 1609; and of marriages from 1755.

There is more about St Michael's Church, which is Grade I Listed, on the 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 SP0311715624. 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 3 Aug 2013 at 07:33.

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