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St. Mary the Virgin, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire


The church of St. Mary the Virgin is a building of stone, in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, south aisle, south porch and a small western turret containing 3 bells: the chancel and nave are Early English, the rest of the church being Norman: the south aisle was formerly the nave of the Norman church: the original chancel retains a low-side window, and there is a hagioscope looking from the aisle into the new chancel: the interior of the church is decorated with cartoons representing the Passion: all the windows are stained: the nave was built in 1852, and the chancel rebuilt in 1870, at a total cost of about £2,000: since 1873 the church has been renovated and decorated, at a cost of £500, and affords 250 sittings.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1685.

St. Mary the Virgin
Lower Swell

Denomination:Church of England