Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Church, Uley
St Giles's Church,
The Street,
Uley, 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 before 1668, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Uley as "shut in by hills on all sides, except the west; many springs take their rise in these hills and form the little stream called the Ewelem, which, flowing on to Dursley, is augmented by the waters of the Broadwell, and afterwards becomes the Cam".

The present St Giles's Church occupies a vantage point on the hillside, on the west side of "The Street", a short distance from the Village Green. It is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. It is the work of S.S. Tevlon, and dates from 1857-58.

This is known to have been a replacement for an earlier church, but apart from a few monuments preserved inside the tower, nothing from the original building survives. Less than forty years after its replacement however, it was already sadly missed. This is fortunate for us today, as two articles describing the original building, and expressing regret at its demise were published by Phillimore, in volume 5 of Gloucestershire Notes and Queries (1894).

A copy of these articles - The Old St Giles Church, Uley - is available on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website.

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 ST7912398574. 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 Uley, 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 8 Nov 2018 at 17:13.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 21:03:45 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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