Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Daylesford
St Peter's Church,
Daylesford Village,
Daylesford, 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 10th century, and we understand it is still open.

Daylesford is on the border of Gloucestershire with Oxfordshire. It was a detached parish of Worcestershire until 1931, so researchers should be aware that it will be found under the county of Worcester in reference sources published prior to then. It was subsequently transferred to Gloucestershire, where it remained a separate parish until 1935, when it became part of the civil parish of Adlestrop.

Ecclesiastically, its ties with Worcestershire have been renewed in the present day, as it is part of the united benefice of the Churchill with Sarsden & Kingham and Daylesford. When I first prepared this account in 2013, the Benefice website provided a leaflet which could be downloaded, providing a history of the Church, from its earliest known origins as a pre-conquest church, its reconstruction by Warren Hastings in 1816, and its rebuilding in 1860, to a design by architect J.L. (John Loughborough) Pearson (a "hidden high Victorian gem"), through to the then present (ie 2013) when it had an uncertain future as a redundant church.

Now, in 2018, the Benefice website reports that "since November 2017 St Peter's Daylesford is owned by St Peter's, Daylesford Charitable Trust, which aims to restore and maintain the church as a place of worship, available for occasional services in accordance with the rites and traditions of the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church".


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 SP2430125890. 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 Daylesford, 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 20 Nov 2018 at 08:25.

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This Report was created 23 Jan 2022 - 21:33:00 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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