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St Peter's Church, Upper Slaughter

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St Peter's Church, Leckhampton is the Church of England parish church in Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. The church belongs to the Diocese of Gloucester, and is a member of the developing group of South Cheltenham Churches along with St Philip and St James Church, Leckhampton, St Christopher, Warden Hill, and St Stephen's and Emmanuel.HistoryThe present church, including the nave, sanctuary, south aisle, and spire, is thought to have been built by Sir John Giffard, Lord of the Manor of Leckhampton, in the 14th century. He and his wife are commemorated by effigies in the church. There must have been an earlier church on the site, since in 1162 one of its priests was fined two shillings for non-payment of dues to the Canons of Cirencester Abbey by Archbishop Thomas Becket.The church was enlarged in the 1860s by the addition of a north aisle and the lengthening of the nave at the west end, under the direction of the architect John Middleton. With the expansion of the local population, part of the medieval parish containing much of the 19th century residential development was detached to form the new parish of St Philip and St James.
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  • Peaceful, friendly curate. Friendly cat, nice bench to sit on. Beautiful old headstones, lots of information for visitors 
  • Do drop in to this attractive village church when passing through or staying nearby, there's some interesting stonework inside and a lovely selection of ancient and modern stained glass. Plus lovely v...  read more »
  • Pretty village church in a wonderfully picturesque Cotswold village. The local area is full of surprises and well worth a visit. Don't miss out on the beautiful ford and footbridge below. 
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