Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael's Church, Yanworth
St Michael's Church,
Yanworth Village,
Yanworth, 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 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Yanworth (anciently "Enworth") is 4 miles south of, and at the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923, a chapelry of Hazleton. The church of St Michael was said to be a small building of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch and small embattled western tower containing 2 bells. Inside the porch is a "fine and perfect specimen of a Norman doorway" - this is described more fully on the British Listed Buildings website.

The Listed Building site also mentions there are Wall Paintings - a "post-Reformation painting of skeleton, representing Father Time with his scythe, right of tower arch, and two layers of paintings superimposed on left of same arch. The lower painting is possibly a painted consecration cross within a circle, the upper an Edwardian or Early Elizabethan black-letter text in a border".

The church was "thoroughly restored" and the roof repaired in 1899, and the oak screen erected at the cost of the Earl of Eldon, who in 1923 was the sole landowner.

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 SP0792513881. 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 Yanworth, 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 10 Mar 2013 at 12:59.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2021 - 12:51:17 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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