Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mary's Church (Private), Dodington
St Mary's Church (Private),
Dodington Park,
Dodington, 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 before 1712, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Dodington as a parish and village, 4 miles east-south-east from Yate station on the Bristol and Birmingham section of the Midland railway, 13½ north-east from Bristol, and 2½ south-east from Chipping Sodbury station on the new section of the Great Western railway from Patchway to Wootton Bassett. The church of St Mary was completely rebuilt and consecrated in 1805 at the expense of the late Sir Christopher Bethell Codrington bart. (d. 1843). It is described as "an edifice in the Classic style, in the form of a Greek cross, the eastern limb forming the chancel" in the centre of which rises a stone vaulted dome supported on four monolithic stone pillars. The nave is paved with marble, framed in brass, and there are three stained windows.

A stone font was installed in 1878, and there are two marble monuments to the Codrington family. A reredos with a representation in white marble of the Cross, with the ladder, nails, &c. was erected in 1894, to the memory of the late Lady Georgiana C.A. Codrington, d.1884. There are 120 sittings. The living was then a rectory, in the gift of Sir G.W.H. Codrington bart. J.P. and had been held since 1916 by the Rev. Charles Henry Kirby-Turner M.A. of Selwyn College, Cambridge. Dodington House - "a mansion in the Classic style, standing in a park extending over 327 acres" - was then the property of Sir Gerald William Henry Codrington bart. J.P., who was also lord of the manor and chief landowner.

A more comprehensive account of the history of Dodington House and estate, originally belonging to the family of Berkeley of Dursley, and bought by Giles Codrington in the late 16th century, is available on the Parks & Gardens UK website. The present house (and presumably also St Mary's Church) was designed by James Wyatt. It remained in the Codrington family until 1980. For a series of photographs see the collection for "Dodington Park (1979)", in Blue Pelican's Flickr Photostream. [Other Source: Dodington Park (Wikipedia article)]


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 ST7521479880. 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 Dodington, 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 7 Nov 2018 at 14:39.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 22:13:17 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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