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St Marys Church

 

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  • The first church on this site was built during the reign of Edward the Confessor and definitely existed by 1066.
  • The north part of the chapel is the oldest existing piece of the current structure and dates from 1377.
  • The church retains damage caused to it in the English Civil war ranging from visible bullet marks on the stonework to graffiti carved into a nave pillar, believed to have been left by an imprisoned Parliamentarian soldier.
  • The highlight of St Mary's Church in Painswick is not the building itself but rather the public realm around it and specifically the grave yard.
  • This area has over 100 yew trees planted in it, mostly dating from 1779 making it the church yard with the most in England.
  • in addition is a collection of fine table tombs mostly from the eighteenth century. Many of these were carved by local craftsmen displaying the workmanship that existed in the area at the time.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
5847
First Uploaded
17-01-2009
Last Editorial Date
17-01-2009
 

Building Location

Address
New Street, Painswick. GL6
Council
Stroud District Council
County
Gloucestershire
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1377
Completion date
1883
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
53.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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