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Northleach Benefice
- 8 Churches


St Peter & St Paul

The origins of Northleach are thought to stretch back over 1,200 years. The Domesday Survey of 1086 mentions two mills at ‘Leece’, by which time the lands were held by the Abbey of St Peter in Gloucester.

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St Andrew

It is almost certain that the first church in this parish was built circa AD904 when Werfith, the Bishop of Worcester, gave land to a thegn named Wulfsig. Such gifts were usually connected with the building of a church.

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St Peter

Situated just under two miles north of Northleach, is the beautiful village of Farmington, home to just over 100 residents. Farmington is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) as Tormentone.

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St George

The village of Hampnett can be found just over a mile from the town of Northleach. They are in fact so close, that visitors to Hampnett can easily see Northleach’s fine church in the distance.

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St Andrew

Hazleton is a small parish high up in the Cotswold Hills. The church of St Andrew in Hazleton like most of the churches in the Northleach Benefice dates back to Norman times.


St Oswald

Compton Abdale is a picturesque village situated in a valley below the Cheltenham-Northleach road.

The Church of St Oswald dates from the early 1400s and can be reached via a steep footpath.

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St Bartholomew

Like many of the churches in the benefice, St Bartholomew is of Norman origin, and similary restorations took place in the mid to late 1800s here. However much of the Norman details remain.

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All Saints

The small hamlet of Turkdean is situated between Northleach and Bourton-on-the-Water in the beautiful Cotswolds.

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