Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Windrush
St Peter's Church,
Sherbourne Road / Church Lane,
Windrush, 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 1159, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 tells us that St Peter's Church is "an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south transept and porch, and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells. The transept retains a piscina, discovered with other remains, during the restoration [in 1874]. In the east wall are some Norman corbels and a memorial stone to the Hungerford family, dated 1579. The south doorway is a fine specimen of Norman work".

St Peter's is Grade I Listed - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. Their account dates its architecture as belonging to the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. More precisely, the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 6: Slaughter hundred, and the upper divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster hundreds (1965), pp.16-27 (Great and Little Barrington) records that the Church of Great Barrington was dedicated by Alfred, Bishop of Worcester about 1159, and at that time, Little Barrington and Windrush were dependent chapels.

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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 SP1932313041. 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 Windrush, 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 30 Dec 2014 at 10:54.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2021 - 05:14:50 GMT 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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