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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of Gloucestershire

by Peter Kessler, 18 December 2020

Gloucester City Part 1: Churches of Central Gloucester

Church of St James, Quedgeley, Gloucester City, Gloucestershire

The Church of St James, Quedgeley, sits inside a large, squared churchyard within the north-east corner of the junction between School Lane and St James' in Gloucester. It is medieval, largely originating in the twelfth century under the Norman kings of England. Early on it bore the dual dedication of St James & St Mary Magdalene, while the present building also replaced an earlier one that dated at least to 1095 in this predominantly rural district (until the 1900s).

Church of St James, Quedgeley, Gloucester City, Gloucestershire

The Lady chapel, along with the church spire, dates from the thirteen century. The chapel contains small fragments of medieval stained glass from before the Reformation, when it was the scene of a dispute over the right of one Richard Barrow of Field Court (Hardwicke) who wished to attend 'Divine Service' at Quedgeley's church, but who was ejected from the building by one John Porter (churchwarden) in 1512. The building's most recent restoration was in 1856.

All photos on this page kindly contributed by JMC4 - Church Explorer, via the 'History Files: Churches of the British Isles' Flickr group.



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