Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Shorncote
All Saints Church,
off Spratsgate Lane,
Shorncote, Gloucestershire.


We don't know whether 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 1170, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Somerford Keynes and Shorncote, formerly the county of Wiltshire, were amalgamated under the name of Somerford Keynes, by Orders of Council dated 1894 and 1896, the whole of which was transferred to Gloucestershire to take effect from 1st April 1897.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that the church of All Saints is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, small north chapel, south porch, and a belfry at the intersection of the nave and chancel, which originally contained 2 bells, one of which had long since disappeared. There is a memorial tablet to Richard Kemble, dated 1739, on the south wall of the nave.

The Church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The account of All Saints on the CCT website draws our attention to its pretty double bell-cote, added in the 14th century, and a stone Royal Arms on an interior wall.

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 was located at OS grid reference SU0252996723. 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 Shorncote, 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 31 Oct 2018 at 15:55.

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This Report was created 16 Jan 2022 - 22:41:49 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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