Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Margaret's Church, Whaddon
St Margaret's Church,
Church Lane, GL4 0UE,
Whaddon, 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 1300, and we understand it is still open.

St Margaret's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details (listed with Brookthorpe).

The return for "S. Margaret, Whaddon commonly called Whaddon Church" to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/336/4/11/13) provides the information that it was consecrated "sometime before the year of our Lord 1300". There was an average attendance of 50 or 60 to morning service, and 80 to afternoon service, with 30 or 40 Sunday Scholars to each. There were no services, or classes in the evenings. It was completed by "F.T.J. Bayley, Clerk, Perpl. Curate", who lived at the Vicarage, Brookthorpe. He remarked: "I furnish the above particulars as voluntary information - protesting against being compelled legally to answer a single question". According to Alumni Oxoniensis he was Francis Turner James Bayly, 1st son of Francis Turner Bayly of St John's Gloucester, cleric. He gained his B.A. in 1831, and was said to be vicar of Brookthorpe from 1839, and of Whaddon from 1841 until his death on 14 Jan 1883. He made a similar protest about having to complete the return for Brookthorpe.

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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 SO8332613676. 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 Whaddon, 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 25 Apr 2013 at 08:27.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 08:54:27 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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