Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Little Barrington
St Peter's Church,
Middle Road,
Little Barrington, 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 1159, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Peter's Church as "an ancient building of stone, in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells". There are monuments to the Greyhurst family (1730) and to Greenaway (1815). It is a small church with just 100 sittings. The parish records date from 1687.

St Peter's is Grade I Listed - the British Listed Buildings website provides more information. Their account dates its architecture as belonging to the late 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. More precisely, the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 6: Slaughter hundred, and the upper divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster hundreds (1965), pp.16-27 (Great and Little Barrington) records that the Church of Great Barrington was dedicated by Alfred, Bishop of Worcester about 1159, and at that time, Little Barrington and Windrush were dependent chapels.

Our photographs show inside and outside the building, the War Memorial, and a Memorial to the Tayler family, built into the wall of the church, with it's own little roof. The inscription reads:

This [are] done in Memory of
The Family of the TAYLERs
Of this Parish neare this
Place lyeth ye Body of
William TAYLER senior who
Was Buryed may ye 14th 1699
Aged 45 years and Alsoe
William TAYLER Junior who
Was Buryed Oct ye ? 1702
Aged 21 years : Alsoe Elizabeth
TAYLER ye wife of William
TAYLER who was Buryed
Jan ye 28th 1726 Aged 78 years
Mary ... [rest unreadable]


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 SP2089312760. 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 Little Barrington, 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 Dec 2014 at 10:30.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 09:15:11 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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