Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Somerford Keynes
All Saints Church,
Somerford Keynes, 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it is still open.

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. The parish of Poole Keynes was also transferred to Gloucestershire on the same date, but their "sister" village of Ashton Keynes, remains in Wiltshire.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that the Church of All Saints which was then nearly concealed by a grove of trees, is an edifice in the perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north chapel, south porch, and embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 3 bells. The stained east window is a memorial to the Rev. Christopher Fawcett M.A. who was vicar for the period 1829-1881. In the nave is a marble tomb with recumbent effigy to Robert Strange, lord of the manor, d.1654. The chancel has an ancient oak screen, and in the north wall is a Saxon doorway, now walled up.

The parish church of Shorncote - also dedicated to All Saints - has been closed for some years, and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

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 is located at OS grid reference SU0164895524. 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 Somerford Keynes, 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 21 Feb 2013 at 14:34.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2021 - 05:42:21 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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