Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Baptist's Church, Shipton Moyne
St John the Baptist's Church,
Church Lane,
Shipton Moyne, 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.

The Church of St John the Baptist is described in Kelly's Directory of 1923 as "an edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, north porch, and an embattled western tower at the south-west angle containing 6 bells". In a chapel at the east end of the south aisle are several monuments to the Estcourt family. The west window is a memorial to the Right Hon. T.H.S. Sotheron-Estcourt M.P. who died in 1876. The candelabra of brass and iron were presented in memory of the Rev. Edmnd Hiley Bucknall-Estcount, rector of Eckington, Derbyshire, d.1874. The oak lectern was provided in 1911 in memory of the Rev. T.G. Golightly M.A. rector 1850-1910.

The church was rebuilt, with the exception of part of the north aisle, in 1864, under the direction of Mr. T.H. Wyatt, architect, and has 350 sittings. The parish register dates from 1570.

Shipton Moyne lines approximately on the baseline of a triangle formed by Tetbury and Westonbirt, in Gloucestershire, and Malmesbury in Wiltshire.

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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 ST8921989616. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 25 Apr 2013 at 15:34.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 14:26:32 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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