Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Default Image Sorry, we do not have an Image of this Place of Worship We do not have a
Photograph at present.

Image by courtesy of
Holy Trinity Church, Cold Ashton
Holy Trinity Church,
Cotswold Way (off Hyde's Lane),
Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire.


This Church has/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 about 1500, but we don't know whether or not it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Cold Ashton as a parish and village, on the Bath and Gloucester road, near the London and Bristol road, and bounded on the south by Somersetshire, 5½ miles north from Bath, 10 east from Bristol and 8 south from Chipping Sodbury. The church of the Holy Trinity is "an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 2 bells".

There is a mural brass in the chancel, with a Latin inscription of six lines to Thomas Key, rector and builder of the church, c.1500, and a brass tablet on which are inscribed the names of the rectors of the parish from the 12th century. There is a hagioscope on the south side of the chancel arch, and on the opposite side is the entrance to the ancient rood loft, with a spiral staircase. The carved oak pulpit, in which it is said Bishop Latimer preached, is richly moulded, and has a canopy with crocketed finials. The parish registers of baptisms and burials date from 1734. The living was then a rectory, in the gift of, and held since 1915 by the Rev. Charles Arthur Williams M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin.

The parish also includes the hamlets of Pennysylvania, Hamswell and Nimlet.


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/was located at OS grid reference ST7510472736. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 14:21.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire, or in another County in this Database

Please choose a County by selecting one of the Tabs below.
Note: you MUST choose a County - searching all four at once is not an option!

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:44:46 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.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library