Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mary's Church, Birdlip (33k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mary's Church, Birdlip
St Mary's Church,
Church Lane (south off Roman Road),
Birdlip, 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 1957, and we understand it is still open.

St Mary's is a modern church, with an ancient appearance. It was built in 1957 to a design by Harold Stratton Davis, and replaced an earlier church in the village which burned down in 1897.

According to Old Maps, for example OS 1954-55 1:10,560, the previous church was on the corner south-west corner of Roman Road and Buckholt Road. The earliest map to show it is dated 1903.

Birdlip was a crossing point on the Roman Road between "Glevum" (Gloucester) and "Corinium" (Cirencester), until the turnpiking of the road, and in more recent times, the building of the Birdlip Bypass. This history is retained in name only in the aforementioned "Roman Road". [Source: Birdlip on Wikipedia]

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 SO9275014247. 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 26 May 2011 at 11:10.

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