Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Compton Greenfield
All Saints Church,
Church Road,
Compton Greenfield, 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 about 1170, and we understand it is still open.

At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923, Compton Greenfield was described as a village near the road from Bristol to the Old and New Passages. It was amalgamated with the civil parish of Henbury by a Local Government Order of 1885.

The church of All Saints was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1852. It is an edifice of stone chiefly in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, side chapel and a tower containing 2 bells. There is a fine Norman doorway, dating from 1180, and the chancel arch is of the same period. There are memorial windows to Sir John and Francis Davis.

Kelly's Directory also records that in 1911, the population of the ecclesiastical parish of Compton Greenfield was just 19 individuals, occupying 7 houses. They list "East Compton" with Almondsbury, which today is within the ecclesiastical parish of Compton Greenfield.

All Saints Church is however recorded by the British Listed Buildings website with Almondsbury - "Church of All Saints, Farm Lane, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire". Their account says founded c.1170, so 10 years earlier than Kelly's account. The Lychgate, dating from 1924-5, by P. Hartland Thomas, has a separate Listing. The counter-balanced stile gate has a ploughshare handle.

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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 ST5708582224. 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 Compton Greenfield, 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 29 Apr 2013 at 16:09.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:22:25 GMT 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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