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Preceptory of Quenington, Quenington
Preceptory of Quenington,
Church Road,
Quenington, Gloucestershire.


We don't know whether this Church 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 1193, but we understand it was closed in 1540.

The manor of Quenington was given to the Hospitallers by Agnes de Lucy and her daughter Sibilla. The community consisted of the preceptor, two other knights, a chaplain, three clerks, and several servants. The possessions of the preceptory included the manors of Quenington, Wishanger, Baunton, Calmsden and Hampenne in Gloucestershire; of Bradwell, Gosford, Sutton, and Clanfield in Oxfordshire; and the rectories of Temple Guiting, Lower Guiting, Southrop, Down Ampney, Siddington, Bradwell, and Kelmscott.

The preceptory was surrendered as part of the possessions of the hospital of St John at Clerkenwell in 1540, and today only the Gatehouse, and possibly a Dovecot survive. The Preceptory itself was demolished in the 17th century, and what is now Quenington Court was built on its site.

It is adjacent to St Swithin's Church.

[Sources: The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 2: Religious Houses of the County (1907), pp.113 (House of Knights Hospitallers: The preceptory of Quenington), and the British Listed Buildings website]


Now or formerly Knights Hospitallers.

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 was located at OS grid reference SP1481703965. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Quenington, 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 30 Dec 2014 at 14:54.

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This Report was created 18 May 2022 - 00:33:22 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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