Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity Church, Brimscombe
Holy Trinity Church,
The Roundabouts / Brimscombe Hill,
Brimscombe, 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 1840, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes Brimscombe, with the hamlets of Burleigh, Wall's Quarry, Hyde and Cowcombe as a tithing, village, and separate ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1840 from the parishes of Minchinhampton and Rodborough. It is on the Thames and Severn canal, the river Frome forming the boundary on the Stroud and Chalford side, and the high road from Stroud to Cirencester over Minchinhampton Common the boundary on the south side. It has [had] a station, called Brimscombe, in the parish of Thrupp, on the Swindon, Stroud and Gloucester section of the Great Western railway, 99 miles from London, 2½ south east from Stroud and 12 south-by-east from Gloucester.

The church of Holy Trinity, erected in 1840, is described as "a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a turret over the porch containing a clock and 4 bells". A new organ was erected in 1897, as a memorial of the Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Victoria. The parish records date from 1841. The living was then a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Sellwood trustees, and had been held since 1896 by the Rev. William Morris Butcher M.A. of Hatfield Hall, Durham. Lt.-Col. Henry George Ricardo D.S.O. J.P. was lord of the manor. Edward Fiennes Elton esq. was chief landowner.

Holy Trinity Church is one of three of that dedication listed by the British Listed Buildings website under "Minchinhampton". Like Holy Trinity in Amberley, it owes its origins to David Ricardo, MP, said to "one of the two churches built by Ricardo after sub-division of Minchinhampton ecclesiastical parish... this exhibits his distaste for Tractarian principals by having the chancel at west end".


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 SO8663902091. 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 Brimscombe, 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 7 Jun 2014 at 05:58.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:53:26 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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