Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Welford on Avon
St Peter's Church,
Church Street / Church Lane, CV37 8EN,
Welford on Avon, 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 1330, and we understand it is still open.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1923, the parish of Welford extended originally into Warwickshire, but under an Order confirmed 31 Oct 1894, the Warwickshire portion was constituted a distinct parish, named Bickmarsh, and the Gloucestershire part renamed Welford on Avon; however in 1931, a further Order resulted in the whole being transferred to Warwickshire.

Again, according to Kelly, St Peter's Church was anciently called "Holy Trinity". It is in the Norman and later styles, with chancel, nave, south porch and lofty embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 6 bells. It was restored by the Countess De La Warr in 1866/7 under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott, but the tower, with the exception of the walls, was completely destroyed by fire on the morning of 13 Dec 1884. The bells were ruined by the fire, but were recast, and restored, with the fabric, the following year.

It is a Grade I Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.


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 SP1458052221. 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 Welford on Avon, 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 1 Dec 2012 at 12:54.

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This Report was created 22 May 2022 - 19:05:15 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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