St Bartholomew Churchyard

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B 4363, Glazely, Shropshire, WV16 6AB
Glazeley, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, WV 16 6 AB England
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St. Bartholomew's, Glazeley was built in 1875 to a design by A. W. Bloomfield. It was the latest in a series of churches on the site since Saxon times. The living had long been held jointly with Deuxhill and by the start of the 20th Century it was also joined to Chetton.

The register of Deuxhill and Glazeley.

Deuxhill and Glazeley Registers.

The Parishes of Deuxhill and Glazeley were united at an early date, when they were combined is not known, certainly as early as 1535, and perhaps much earlier. They are in the Hundred of Stottesdon, Rural Deanery of Bridgnorth, Archdeaconry of Ludlow, and Diocese of Hereford.

Deuxhill is a small Parish of 481 acres, about four miles southwest from Bridgnorth. At the Domesday Survey, Dehocsele was held by the Church of Wenlock, which continued to hold it until the Reformation. It was attached to Stottesdon Hundred in the time of Henry I., but in the time of Richard I. it was included in the new Liberty of Wenlock. The Church of Deuxhill was founded as early as 1135, by the Clunide monks of Wenlock. There was a church still standing here in 1851, built of rubble stone, and consisting of nave and chancel, and a small turret with one bell. Over the porch was the date 1688. This church was pulled down within the last thirty years, all that now remains being a portion of the north wall, with a 14th or 15th century window. The population of Deuxhill in 1903 was 49.

Glazeley is less than a mile from Deuxhill, it is about 3 1/2 miles south-west from Bridgnorth, and its area is 630 acres, the population in 1901 being 42. Its name is probably derived from the British Glas-lle, meaning green place. At the Domesday Survey, Rainald the Sheriff held Gleslei of Earl Roger de Montgomery, and Azo held it of Rainald. It afterwards passed to the family of Le Strange, under the Barony of Fitz Alan; and the family of Pierrepoint, afterwards called de Glazeley, held it under le Strange.

There was probably a church at Glazeley in the 11th century, as Domesday Book mentions a priest there. In 1851 the church was a brick building, consisting of nave and chancel. The present church of St. Bartholomew was erected in 1875, on the site of the old church, in the early Decorated style, and consists of nave and south porch, and chancel with organ-chamber and vestry on the north side. There is a fine brass, with effigies of Thomas Wylde, Esq., who died in 1599, and his wife Elizabeth Cooke, with four sons and two daughters. There is also a tablet to Edward Wilde, 1695.

John Wylde, Sergeant-at-Law, of an ancient Worcestershire family, which had possessed Eudon Burnell and the advowson of Chetton since 101, was patron of the Rectory in 1637; and the patronage continued a considerable time in his family. In 1759, the Reverent Charles Edmund Wylde, then Rector, united the Rectories of Glazeley. He died in 1798 and is buried to the right of the current church building entrance.

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  • Added: 3 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2372441