Gloucestershire Places of Worship

We have 3 Images St Peter's Church, Little Rissington (1) St Peter's Church, Little Rissington (2) St Peter's Church, Little Rissington (3) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
St Peter's Church, Little Rissington
St Peter's Church,
Rissington Road,
Little Rissington, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Peter's Church as "a small building of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing one bell. The two arches separating the nave and north aisles are Norman. The chancel with its eight lancet windows is Early English, and contains a memorial window to the Rev. R. Wilbraham Ford, a former rector, placed there in 1862 by his children. It also retains a piscina and aumbry and a low-side window. The staircase to the rood loft also remains. The remaining windows are Decorated, and the porch and font Perpendicular".

There were two restorations, one in 1850 at the cost of John Bennett esq., its rector at that time, and again in 1883, under the direction of architect Mr. Bassett Smith, of London.

The British Listed Buildings website mentions a monument to Maria, wife of Robert Glyn (d.1682), on the north wall of the chancel; a 19th century monument to Robert le Marchant, former rector, who died in 1915; and a 20th century RAF memorial window, at the west end of the nave.

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 SP1894019974. 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 Rissington, 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 25 Mar 2013 at 07:24.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire, or in another County in this Database

Please choose a County by selecting one of the Tabs below.
Note: you MUST choose a County - searching all four at once is not an option!

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Please also remember that whilst the above account may suggest that St Peter's Church remains open and accessible, this may not remain so.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:12:16 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.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library