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The Holy Cross, Avening, Gloucestershire


The church of the Holy Cross is an ancient cruciform building of stone, of which the tower, the western part of the chancel, the greater part of the nave, the aisle and north porch are Norman: the transepts and the east end of the chancel are 13th century work: the tower contains 6 bells, rehung in 1909: in the church is a curious monument to the Hon. Henry Bridges, dated 1615: the east window was restored in 1889, and filled with stained glass, as a memorial to Capt. Playne, 1st Batt. Rifle Brigade, eldest son of the late W. Playne esq. of Avening Court: a new organ was provided in 1896; the church was partially restored in 1887, and fully restored in 1902-6, under the supervision of the late Mr. John T. Micklethwaite F.S.A. at a total cost of £3,500, and affords sittings for 230 persons. The churchyard has been enlarged.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1557.

The Holy Cross

Denomination:Church of England