Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Bisley
All Saints Church,
2 Church Hill,
Bisley, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

All Saints Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes "Bisley-with Lypiatt" as a township and parish, 3½ miles east-by-north from Brimscombe station on the Swindon, Stroud and Gloucester branch of the Great Western railway, and 4 east from Stroud. The original parish of Bisley included the villages of Bussage, Chalford, Oakridge and France Lynch, but in 1894, Chalford was constituted a civil parish, to include the villages of Bussage and France Lynch.

The church of All Saints is described as a building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of 3 bays, aisles, south porch and a western tower with spire, containing a clock and 8 bells. The parish records date from 1547, and in 1923 the living was a vicarage in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; and had been held since 1903 by the Rev. William James Clay B.A. of University College, Durham.

Kelly also mentions the court house had a news room, supplied with daily papers and periodicals, to which a library was attached, having about 100 volumes.

At that time, Bisley included the hamlets of Eastcombe, 1½ miles south-west, Elcomb, 2 miles north-west, and Througham, 2 miles north-east. Until 1882, the parish also included the (detached) tithing of Bidfield, but this was transferred to Miserden by the "Divided Parish Act" of that year.


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 SO9037005927. 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 Bisley, 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 22 May 2011 at 13:22.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 07:19:18 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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