Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Nicholas's Church, Condicote
St Nicholas's Church,
Condicote Village,
Condicote, 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Nicholas's Church as "a very small but ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small western belfry containing one bell". The south doorway and the chancel arch are late Norman, and elaborately worked. The chalice, which is of silver, bears date 1571. "The register book is in a very dilapidated condition. The earlier entries are illegible, but from 1663 the entries run consecutively, although there are irregularities between that and 1704". In 1923, the living had been held since 1898 by the Rev. Rees Davies of Downing College, Cambridge, who was also the rector of Upper Swell, where he was living.

There is an ancient wayside cross in the centre of the village, which was restored in 1862 by the Rev. W.B. Van Notten Pole, a former rector. It consists of a monolithic shaft about 7 feet in height, set in a square pedestal, the whole being mounted on four steps. According to the British Listed Buildings website, it dates from the 14th or early 15th century, and served to mark a spring, said to be a Holy Well. The shaft is of 1864. and the finial cross was taken from West gable of church in 1888.

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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 SP1516128328. 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 Condicote, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 12 Apr 2013 at 15:04.

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This Report was created 22 May 2022 - 17:57:32 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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