Churches

The passing of the centuries has seen many changes to the church, some necessitated by natural forces such as lightening striking the spire in 1638; subsidence in the 19th century, and a devastating fire in 1917. Also in the mid 17th century Parliamentary men who were determined to destroy all Popish symbols and finery, entered Bosbury and smashed most of the stained glass in the chapel as well as the stoup of holy water.

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St Andrew’s church at Bredwardine is an early Norman church with many interesting features and sits in a glorious position near to the River Wye. A notable vicar was the Victorian diarist, Francis Kilvert who held the position from 1877 until 1879.
The beautiful wooden Reredos behind the altar is a memorial to Caroline Broome-Giles, the daughter of a local doctor
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This church is 13th century, but when it was restored by the Victorians in the mid 19th century, they discovered the remains of an earlier Saxon church. In the 1950s the walls of the church were in danger of collapsing outwards under the weight of the tower, and the spire was subsequently removed and replaced by a pyramid roof. Continue reading

The Medieval church dedicated to St. Cuthbert is no longer used but is still consecrated. The Scudamore family were major benefactors of both the church and people and if you have any connections with the Scudamore family, then this church is a must for your family history files. From before the 1700s they financed many repairs and improvements, and basically were largely responsible for the total upkeep of the church. Continue reading

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