Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington
St Bartholomew's Church,
Whittington Village,
Whittington, 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 1066, and we understand it is still open.

There is a short history of St Bartholomew's Church on the Coln River Group of parishes, citing evidence of a church and manor house existing in Whittington prior to the Norman Conquest, and "it is not unlikely that at one time (St Bartholomew's) narrow South Aisle and Norman Arch formed part of the chapel of a much older fortified (court?) which stood on the site of the present Whittington Court".

This is confirmed by Ros Stewart in her book The Story of Sevenhampton (2006). On p.87 she says (of Churches near to Sevenhampton) Whittington Church was built c.1100, Charlton Abbots Church (c.1250), and Sevenhampton Church itself (c.1150); and of the group as a whole she says:

"They were already sited next to the Manor Houses but not as their chapels; the churches were in place long before the present Manor Houses were built. However, Whittington may well have had a former chapel on the same site as the present church where there was a moated house near to, or on the site of the present Whittington Court."

There is a much more comprehensive history, including details of grave plans, and of references to Whittington in old records, on St Bartholomew's Church own 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 SP0132320646. 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 Whittington, 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 Jan 2019 at 11:35.

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This Report was created 3 Jul 2022 - 19:12:44 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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