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St. Mary Magdalen, Twyning, Gloucestershire


The church of St. Mary Magdalen is an edifice of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch, and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells: in the chancel is a fine old alabaster tomb, with brass effigy, erected in 1577 to Sybill Clare, who died on the 13th of February, 1575: in the vestry is a mural monument with three effigies to the Hancock family, with the dates 1674, 1676 and 1717; also mural tablets to the Maxwell, Baldwin, Foxton, Olive and Phelps families, and there is also a mural brass memorial cross to the Rev. Walter Garnett Lyon B.A. curate in charge here 1895-8: in 1886 an organ, chancel seats and screen were presented by the late Mrs. Townend: the font is Norman: the stained east window is a memorial to Capt. Walter Broad Stocker R.N. d. 1870, and there are other memorial windows to John Innes Pocock, d. 1865, and his wife. Isabella Jane, d. 1875: the church was restored in 1867 at a cost of £1,350 under the direction of Mr. Middleton, architect, of Cheltenham: there are 350 sittings: in the churchyard is the base of a stone cross.

St Mary Magdalene, TwyningSt Mary Magdalene, Twyning

Church Records

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1648; marriages, 1698; burials, 1656.

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Twining 1674-1812 is available to browse online.

St. Mary Magdalen

Denomination:Church of England