Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Paul's Church, Broadwell, Stow on the Wold
St Paul's Church,
Broadwell Village,
Broadwell, Stow on the Wold, 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 1086, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes St Paul's Church as "a building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch, and an emabattled western tower containing 6 bells". The stained east window was presented by Capt. Piers Thursby, in memory of his father. In the south aisle is a memorial window, erected by E.E. Leigh esq. to his parents, and there is a small window also filled with stained glass by Captain Thursby. There is an ancient marble monument on the chancel wall and several ancient and modern tablets. The British Listed Buildings website mentions a Heraldic brass to Piers Thursby (d.1904) on north wall of nave.

In 1923 the living was a rectory, united with Adlestrop. The Manor House, adjacent to the church (also Listed) is said to date from the 17th century, but evidently it replaced an earlier property, as until the Dissolution the manor belonged to Evesham Abbey. 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.49-59 (Broadwell) records that about 1200 Abbot Roger Norreys built a 'noble house' at Broadwell, to which he retired in 1202, but when the house was burnt down about 20 years later it was replaced by a grange, which was rebuilt or enlarged c.1300.

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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 SP2005327701. 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 Broadwell, Stow on the Wold, 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 14:46.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 17:30:10 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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