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St. Peter, Frocester, Gloucestershire


The church of St. Peter, situated one mile from the village, is a building of stone in the Gothic style of the 15th century, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, north aisle, north chapel, south porch and a tower on the north side with spire and containing 6 bells, two of which were re-cast and the peal re-hung in 1892: by the side of the porch lies an ancient stone coffin, the lid of which, inlaid with a cross, is built into the tower at the head of the staircase: the stained east window, erected in 1891, represents the "Crucifixion": the church was restored between 1849 and 1852, and has 400 sittings: a lych-gate of carved oak was erected in 1899 as a memorial to John Altham Graham-Clarke esq, who died in 1897.

Church Records

The register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1559; burials, 1570; it also contains a record of the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1574, when she stayed at Frocester Court on her way to Berkeley Castle.

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Frocester 1559-1837 is available to browse online.

St. Peter

Denomination:Church of England
Built:15th c.