Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Leckhampton, Cheltenham
St Peter's Church,
Leckhampton Lane,
Leckhampton, Cheltenham, 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 before 1162, and we understand it is still open.

In Domesday, and before translation, Leckhampton was recorded as 'Lechantone' (38,1), and 'Lechamtone' (78,9). It shares its root with 'Leckhampstead' in Buckinghamshire, which The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Place-names translate as (respectively) a hamlet, and a hampstead, where leeks grew.

Closer to home, Leckhampton is mentioned several times on the Timeline of A History of Charlton Park. One notable event, in 1162 is also mentioned in A History of Cheltenham, by Gwen Hart (1965) p.14-15 - the cartulary of Cirencester Abbey records "a dispute between (Leckhampton's) priest Henry and the canons of Cirencester Abbey" … was settled before Archbishop Thomas Becket, and confirmation was given that the chapel and tithes belonged to the Cheltenham Church.

In the present day, St Peter's Church website has a Map of the Graveyard, and transcriptions of MIs, some with photographs, and (as of 2011) of the Burial registers, 1914-2006. More recently, the period 1601-1812 of burials has also been transcribed.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


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 SO9429419366. 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 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, 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 30 Nov 2018 at 09:43.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2021 - 10:09:01 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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