Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Nicholas's Church, Cherington
St Nicholas's Church,
Cherington Park,
Cherington, 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 1074, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Nicholas's Church as "an ancient building of stone in the Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, south transept, north porch, and a low embattled western tower containing 4 bells". According to the British Listed Buildings website, the chancel was rebuilt in mid 13th century. It is Grade I Listed.

It is adjacent to Cherington Park (Grade II Listed), which was built in 1740 for John Neale, but there is no history of the typical close relationship between Church and Manor House. The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.173-175 (Cherington - Church) suggests Cherington had a church by the time of the Norman Conquest, recording that Robert Doyley granted two-thirds of the demesne tithes of Cherington to St George's chapel in Oxford castle, which he founded in 1074, so long before the Manor was laid out. Cherington Park was created in 1730, at the time of inclosure, and until then "the land lay mainly in open fields and in common pasture, principally Cherington Down in the south ... however it was complained in 1313 that men from Kingswood Abbey had been felling trees". In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it served as a deer-park.

There appears to have been no Nonconformist chapels in the parish.

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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 ST9027498555. 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 Cherington, 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 15:49.

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This Report was created 13 Aug 2022 - 10:33:27 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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