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St James's Church, West Littleton
St James's Church,
West Littleton Road,
West Littleton, 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.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes West Littleton as a civil parish and village, on the Cotswold Hills, and on the Wiltshire border, 7 miles south-east from Yate station on the Bristol and Birmingham section of the Midland railway, 9 north from Bath, 5½ from Chipping Sodbury and 5 from Badminton, on the Great Western railway.

The Church is set at the south-west of a large Common area, and approached by a sweeping path. Kelly describes it as "a small edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch and a pyramidal bell cote at the junction of the nave and chancel, transferred from the old building and containing one bell". There are 120 sittings.

The early register is incorporated with that of Tormarton, which dates from 1679. There are separate registers for marriages from 1813. The living was then a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Tormarton, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, and had been held since 1912 by the Rev. Vernon Holt M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford, who resided at Tormarton.


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 ST7604675499. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 14:26.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 16:46:16 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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