Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Prinknash Abbey, Prinknash, Painswick
Prinknash Abbey,
Prinknash Park,
Prinknash, Painswick, 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 after 1520, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes "Prinknash Park" as "formerly extra-parochial, and now a parish, containing but three houses, 4½ miles south-east from Gloucester, in the Stroud division of the county, hundred of Dudstone and King's Barton, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Gloucester". The mansion, which is seated on a slope of the Cotswold hills, and dates from 1520, was a country seat of the abbots of Gloucester. The ancient chapel and other portions of the house were beautifully restored in 1847 by James Ackers esq. formerly M.P. for Ludlow, who purchased the estate in 1846. In 1923, it was the property of Thomas Dyer Edwardes esq. J.P. who enlarged the chapel, restored the house, and otherwise improved the premises.

Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) includes 2 entries relating to Prinknash Abbey, a Chapel in the Abbey itself, and a Crypt Chapel.

There is an extensive history Prinknash as a place on the Prinknash Abbey website.


Now or formerly Benedictine.

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 SO8795713775. 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 Prinknash, Painswick, 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 8 Jan 2019 at 07:10.

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This Report was created 27 Nov 2021 - 06:13:12 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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