Snowshill, St Barnabas Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 15th-century font
Almost all the interior is Victorian, but there are three historic highlights worth mentioning. One of these is hidden from normal view; a bell, cast around 1350-1380 in Britsol. It is inscribed with the phrase '+ in the name on Trinity Gillis Belle Men Calle Me'.
Outside the porch, just est of the entrance, is a 17th century chest tomb. At the east end of the chancel, where the path turns around the end of the church, is another couple of chest tombs, incling one with a double-width. The inscription is worn, but there is a very clear date of 1618 on the base.
I've popped into the church on at least three occasions, and it has always been open. I wouldn't call St Barnabas exceptional in an historic sense, but there are certainly interesting historic features, and I found the Victorian glass surprisingly appealling. The church is set in a marvellous location, looking out across the Cotswold Hills, in a gorgeous village. Its worth taking a moment to explore the church, especialy if you are alreay visiting Snowshill to the see the National Trust's Snowshill Manor.
Address: Snowshill, Gloucestershire, England, WR12 7JU
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: In the centre of Snowshill village, just east of Broadway. Limited parking around the village green. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Snowshill Manor - 0.1 miles (Historic House)
Broadway, St Eadburgha's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
Buckland, St Michael - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Broadway Tower - 1.9 miles (Historic Building)
Stanway Watermill - 2.3 miles (Historic Building)
Stanway House & Baroque Water Gardens - 2.4 miles (Historic House)
Gordon Russell Museum - 3.1 miles (Museum)
Farmcote, St Faith's Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
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