Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St George's Church, Brockworth
St George's Church,
Brockworth Road,
Brockworth, 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 in 1142, and we understand it is still open.

The present church is of Norman foundation, but it may have been built on the site of an earlier Saxon church, as the Domesday Survey mentions 'Brocowardinge' had a resident priest, 8 villagers, 6 smallholders, 2 free men, a reeve, and 4 slaves. It also had a mill, and woodland 1 league long and half a league wide, and it was held by 'Hugonis Lasne' (which apparently translates as "Hugh Donkey") for the King. [Source: Domesday Book - Gloucestershire (Phillimore, 1982)]

The Norman church was founded by the first Lord of Brockworth, Roger de Chandos, who announced in 1142 that his church of 'Brocwardin' had been dedicated by Symon, Bishop of Worcester. He also made provision for enlarging the churchyard "from my own demesne".

Further details of the church's history may be found on St George's Church Brockworth website.


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 SO8909017031. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Brockworth, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 24 Jan 2019 at 07:35.

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This Report was created 27 Apr 2019 - 06:33:35 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 07:45.

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