Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St James the Great's Church, Marston Sicca (Long Marston)
St James the Great's Church,
College Close,
Marston Sicca (Long Marston), 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 14th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St James's Church as "a building of stone of the 14th century, consisting of chancel, nave, Early English north porch and an oak belfry containing 2 bells". The pulpit is a fine example of Jacobean work, and is in a good state of preservation.

The parish was transferred to Warwickshire in 1931, and it is listed as such on the British Listed Buildings website, where it is described as "an attractive church in good setting and an unusual timber-framed bell turret". The description does also confirm Kelly's date of 14th century for the nave, but with a porch of the 16th century, during which the bell turret was restored ("C14 nave and chancel, with C16 porch and restored C16 bell turret")

The parish has the alternative name of Long Marston. When I prepared this information originally in 2013, it belonged to the Benefice of Honeybourne, Pebworth and Dorsington, but in 2014 it joined the (relatively) new South Warwickshire Benefice. It does, however remain in Gloucester Diocese.


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 SP1527748118. 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 Marston Sicca (Long Marston), 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 27 Nov 2018 at 07:01.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 01:01:55 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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