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St. Mary, Woodchester, Gloucestershire


The church of St. Mary, erected in 1864, is a building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, north aisle, south porch and a tower, with spire containing a clock and chimes, presented by Mrs. and the Misses Cholmeley at Christmas, 1877, and 6 bells; there are seven stained windows, erected from designs by the late Mr. S. S. Teulon, architect, of London: the stained west window, a memorial to George Paul, who died 14th April, 1880, was erected by his son, Edward John Dean Paul, 1886: a number of ancient monuments were transferred from the old church: these include two monuments to Nathaniel Peach, d. 1719, his son, d. 1780, and his wife, d. 1765: in the baptistery are life-sized recumbent effigies of Sir George Huntley kt. ob. 23rd Sept. 1622, and Eleanor (Winter), his wife, surrounded by figures of nine children: there is also a monument to Robert Bridges, d. 1722: the church affords 500 sittings: underneath a portion of the old churchyard and an adjoining paddock are some very beautiful remains of an ancient Roman tesselated pavement.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1563.

St. Mary

Denomination:Church of England