Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Frampton Cotterell
St Peter's Church,
Church Road / Mill Lane, BS36 2AB,
Frampton Cotterell, 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 15th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Peter's Church as "a building of stone in the Anglo-Norman (Transition) style", which was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1858, by the Rev. W.C. Fox, then curate and patron of the living, and afterwards rector, in the Perpendicular style. It consists of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing 6 bells. The east end of the north aisle forms the chapel of St Mary, and the east end of the south aisle that of St John. The east window, and eleven others are stained. There is a brass to John Symes esq. M.P. for the county of Somerset, 21 James I (1623-24), who died in 1661, and Amy (Horner) his wife, and others to former rectors of the parish.

The living was then (in 1923) in the gift of the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith, and had been held since 1910 by the Rev. Charles Alexander Mackonochie M.A. of Christ College, Oxford.

Also mentioned is that Frampton Cotterell is on the old road from London to Bristol, which now seems rather surprising; and that it contained the tithing of Wickwick [sic], two miles to the south-west. There was a private mental hospital at Northwoods, 2 miles from the church, for 50 patients, conducted by Joseph David Thomas B.A. M.B. B.C.

Today (2018), St Peter belongs to the Fromeside Benefice of Churches, which also includes St James the Less (Iron Acton), St Michael the Archangel (Winterbourne), and All Saints (Winterbourne Down).

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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 ST6676182005. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 4 Nov 2018 at 15:13.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:03:36 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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