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St Andrew, Haselton, Gloucestershire

(51°51′47″N, 1°53′6″W)
SP 080 183
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Gloucestershire
now Gloucestershire
medieval Worcester
now Gloucester
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • John Wand
28 Sep 2017

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Haselton (or Hazleton, Haseleton, Hasleton) lies high on the Cotswolds 14 kilometers SE of Cheltenham. The different spellings reflect variations in the local pronunciation of the name. The church, which is built of coursed, squared and dressed limestone, consists of a chancel, a nave with N aisle and S porch, and a W tower. The chancel and nave survive from the 12th-c church. In 1866 the church was extensively restored and enlarged by the addition of the two-bayed aisle, to designs by the firm of Medland, Maberly, and Medland. The Romanesque features comprise the S doorway, a corbel on the N side of the chancel, the chancel arch, and vault shafts in the chancel.


The manor of Haselton has its origins in an estate held before the Conquest by Goda (or Godgifu), sister of Edward the Confessor and wife of Eustace, count of Boulogne. Goda died in 1057, and in 1086 the estate belonged, together with estates in Yanworth and Hawling, to Sigar of Chocques. In the later 12thc the three estates, together with Sigar's estate at Gayton (Northants.), were held by the lords of Bethune, his descendants. William of Bethune granted the three Gloucestershire estates to Winchcombe Abbey c. 1201.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Vaulting/Roof Supports

Loose Sculpture


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England’s Patron Saints, Vol. 3, London 1899, 144.

C. Dyer and D. Aldred, 'Changing Landscape and Society in a Cotswold Village: Hazleton, Gloucestershire, to c.1600', Transactions of Bristol and Gloucestershires Archaeological Society 127 (2009), 233-68.

Historic England, National Heritage List for England No. 1153706.

J. Medland, A.W. Maberley and M. Medland, Lambeth Palace Library ICBS 6488, 1865.

M. Salter, The Old Parish Churches of Gloucestershire, Malvern 2008, 85.

D. Verey and A. Brooks, The Buildings of England, Gloucestershire I: the Cotswolds, 3rd edition, London 1999, 412-13.

Victoria County History of Gloucestershire, Vol. 9, N.M. Herbert (ed), London 2001, 91-106.

A. Williams and G.H. Martin (eds), Domesday Book: A Complete Translation, London 2003, 471.