Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Nicholas's Church, Saintbury
St Nicholas's Church,
off Buckle Street,
Saintbury, Gloucestershire.


This Church 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 12th century, but we understand it was closed in 2009.

In Kelly's Directory of 1923, Saintbury was described as a village and parish, 3 miles south from Honeybourne station on the Great Western railway, 30 north-east from Gloucester and 3 west from [Chipping] Campden. The church of St Nicholas was described as "a building of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, north porch and a tower with a spire, containing 6 bells". The east window retains some ancient stained glass, representing St Nicholas. It was restored 1907-1913. The parish records of baptisms date from 1561, of marriages from 1585, and of burials from 1603. The living was then a rectory in the gift of Capt. H.C.J. Alston-Roberts-West, R.N. and had been held since 1900 by the Rev. Richard Muriel Nason M.A. of Magdalene College, Cambridge, who was also rural dean of Campden. There is an ancient cross at the bottom of the village.

St Nicholas's last service was held in 2009, and since then it has been vested in the Churches Conservation Trust. [Source: an article St Nicholas at Saintbury, published in the Gloucester Citizen on 25th March 2011]


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 was located at OS grid reference SP1171239458. 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 Saintbury, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 16 Nov 2018 at 15:56.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 18:13:36 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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