All Saints Churchyard

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All Saints Churchyard

Location
Bisley, Stroud District, Gloucestershire, England
Memorials 9 added (33% photographed)

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The church stands on a site that was used for pagan worship in Roman times, and it was also the site of a Saxon Church that was rebuilt in the Middle Ages. The Bisley parish church originally was the head church of the Bisley Hundred, which encompassed Stroud and the surrounding district, up until 1360 when Stroud was made into a separate parish.

The church was restored in 1862 by Rev. Thomas Keble, when two Roman altars were found that are now part of the British Museum collection. Today the tower and chancel are the only parts of the medieval church that remain. The spire, which rises almost 900 feet above sea level, is visible from many miles around, and is said to have been used by the German Luftwaffe in WWII during the Battle of Britain to mark their course on bombing raids of nearby Gloucester.

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GPS Coordinates: 51.75206, -2.14094

  • Added: 27 Sep 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2651961