St Mary's Church, Shipton Sollars, Gloucestershire
- What's nearby
A past cowshed
This small thirteenth-century church in a pretty Cotswold hamlet has had various periods of dereliction and restoration in its long history and even survived a time as a cowshed in the 19th century.
It is built of local limestone, and was once the centre of a village that is now mostly deserted.
The church is entered through a medieval oak door. Inside there are fragments of wall texts, a Jacobean pulpit with hour-glass, a fifteenth-century font and pretty twentieth-century stained glass provided by Ernest and Evelyn Fieldhouse, who were responsible for a major restoration of the church in the 1930s.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A time capsule with glorious Cotswold views
Approach to church is from the lane, up 3 steep steps and then up a sloping path with a handrail.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
200 metres north east of A40/A436 junction on south side of village road to Shipton.
Nearest railway station: Cheltenham Spa (6.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Gloucestershire & Bristol County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Gloucestershire & Bristol. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information