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St Andrew's Church, Aston Subedge
St Andrew's Church,
off B4035,
Aston Subedge, 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 1797, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Aston-sub-Edge as a village and parish extending to the Worcestershire border, 2½ miles north-west from Chipping Campden station on the Oxford and Worcester section of the Great Western railway, 8 north from Moreton in the Marsh [sic], and 7 east-by-south from Evesham. The church of St Andrew was described as a small modern building of stone, consisting of chancel and nave and a western turret containing one bell, cast in 1797". In 1884 the windows were renewed in stone and the chancel reseated, and in 1890 the interior was thoroughly restored at the cost of the 3rd Earl of Harrowby. A marble tablet has been erected to the Rev. Ralph Francis Watson M.A. rector here, 1871-87, who died suddenly in the pulpit whilst pronouncing the benediction. The parish records date from 1539. There are entries relating to the Porter family which include Endymion Porter, faithful attendant of Charles I., and of the Overbury family, which include Sir Thomas Overbury was poisoned in the tower, 15th September 1613.

It is a Grade II Listed Building - the British Listed Buildings website dates it from 1797, built by Thomas Johnson of Warwick for Lord Harroby, but existence of parish registers before this date indicate this cannot have been the first building. They mention a nave and chancel with 3-sided apse, in "Gothic style with neo-Greek west bellcote". The nave is said to have a barrel-vaulted plastered ceiling and an 18th century wooden gallery "with fielded panelled front supported by wood Tuscan order columns supported on pew backs". There are fittings for gas lighting at east end of the nave and on the west wall of gallery.

Aston Subedge is surrounded on three sides by the parish of Weston Subedge, suggesting, perhaps, that the two were originally one parish.


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 SP1383541623. 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 Aston Subedge, 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 5 Jan 2014 at 14:45.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 11:16:48 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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