Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Turkdean
All Saints Church,
Turkdean, 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 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Originally a Norman church with nave and chancel, but much rebuilt - most of the Norman features to survive are in the west walls. The chancel was rebuilt in the 13th century, whilst a tower, and south aisle were added during the Perpendicular period. The chancel arch, described as "neo-Norman", dates from the 19th century.

Also of interest is "the reset upper portion of a small Norman doorway, with a roll moulding on cushion capitals, diapered tympanum, and abaci and hood-mould with saltire crossed", set in the south wall of the chancel.

The south arcade, which dates from the late 14th century, has three bays with octagonal piers and double-hollow chamfered arches. The Font is also octagonal, reputedly a 19th century copy of a Perpendicular one, which was damaged.

The Screen was created in 1949 by Peter Falconer - "Very nice. Of oak, painted white with vivid colour decoration, and with a painted rood".

Wall paintings consist of a large 14th century figure "set against a starry background in a spandrel of the arcade; the figure carries a staff, but seems not to be St Christopher, since there is no Christ Child. Further west, a fragment of 17th century text; above the chancel arch very fragmentary royal arms perhaps also 17th century." The roofs are from an 1897 restoration by C.Ll.R Tudor of Kensington. Stained glass is by Thomas Willement (east window, c.1859), Hardman (north chancel window, 1886), and that in the window in the south aisle by Henry and Edward Payne, in 1937.

So overall, a varied and interesting church with a wide range of styles. Quotes are from an information board inside the church.

Further information, and more photographs, may be available on the website of St Peter & St Paul, Northleach (All Saints is one if its Benefice Churches).


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 SP1074917405. 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 Turkdean, 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 24 Jan 2019 at 13:54.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:41:46 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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