Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Shortwood, Nailsworth
All Saints Church,
Shortwood Road (continuation),
Shortwood, Nailsworth, 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 1864, but we understand it was closed in 2010.

All Saints Church was designed by William Clissold of Stroud in 1866 in the Early English style. It became a Grade II Listed Building in 1980 - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

The church has now been closed for worship, as a consequence of falling congregations. Its last Anglican service held on Sunday October 31st 2010, but we have no information on its subsequent usage.

In Kelly's Directory of 1923, Shortwood was described as a hamlet, 1 mile south-west of Nailsworth. It was transferred in 1896 from the parish of Horsley to Nailsworth, 4 years after Nailsworth became a civil parish. [Source: John Williams/Rosemary Lockie]


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 ST8366699363. 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 Shortwood, Nailsworth, 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 6 Nov 2013 at 09:46.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:22:16 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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