Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Viney Hill
All Saints Church,
Church Walk,
Viney Hill, 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 1867, and we understand it is still open.

The ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Viney Hill was created in 1866 from the townships of East and West Dean. All Saints church was consecrated in 1867, and Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes it as "a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch, and a bell-cote over the chancel arch containing 2 bells". There is seating for 420 persons.

It is recorded under West Dean on the British Listed Buildings website. Their entry provides the additional information that the architect was Ewan Christian, and that it contains all original fittings including pitch-pine pews, communion rail on decorative wrought iron standards, organ in north transept, and font left of porch door on entry - all in all "a good example of an unspoilt Victorian church following 'Ecclesiologist's precepts'".

The entry in Kelly's Directory of 1923 also includes a description of Yorkley. An account of Yorkley Slade 60 Years ago, and All Saints - Viney Hill are just two of a series of articles by the late C.R. Johnson, in the collection of Genealogy Pages for the family of Albert and Marjorie Morse. A third article - Leaves of the Forest - includes extracts from the Family Diary of the Rev. Samuel Edwards, the first Vicar of All Saints, Viney Hill (), and is a very moving account of the times.

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 SO6544706616. 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 Viney Hill, 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 20 Nov 2018 at 15:32.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 16:19:53 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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