Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Lawrence's Church, Didmarton
St Lawrence's Church,
10 The Street (A433),
Didmarton, Gloucestershire.


This Church 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 13th century, but we understand it was closed in 1872.

In 1883, according to Kelly's Directory of 1923, the entire parish of Oldbury on the Hill was amalgamated with Didmarton. St Lawrence's Church is described as "an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of a nave, north aisle, north porch and central wooden turret, containing a clock and one bell, but is now only used for burials". It also records that several members of the Codrington family (builders of the Manor House) were interred there.

It became Grade I Listed Building in 1954 - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. According to their account, St Lawrence became redundant in 1872, following the building of a new church - St Michael & All Angels. They also describe it as vested in the Redundant Churches Fund (now the Churches Conservation Trust), but the CCT website does not now mention it as one of "theirs". This is probably because since 1992 it has been restored to the status of a parish church - now "Didmarton with Oldbury-on-the-Hill". See the Badminton Group of Churches website for further details.

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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 was located at OS grid reference ST8223287441. 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 Didmarton, 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 25 Apr 2013 at 10:29.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2021 - 15:52:26 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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