Cotswold Parish Church Photographs

This site offers over 9,000 images of interior, exterior, monuments, fonts, stained glass windows of the parish churches of Cotswold in all nearly 900 churches.

Lots of lovely background material especially if you can’t get to visit the churches yourself.


Church Plans Online

clip_image002Your ancestor doesn’t have to be a member of the Church of England clergy for you to find this website to be of interest. The site hold the plans that were made prior to the enlargement & “restoration” in the Victorian period. In some instances these plans are the only reference to how the churches used to be before the Victorians got their hands on them !! I have seen some pretty appalling Victorian improvements to parish churches!!

There is a simple & advance search which can be used to locate the parish church plans, if they exist and if they are on the database. The database does hold thousands of plans so it is well worth a look.

The original plans are held at the Lambeth Palace Archives.

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Church Photographs

clip_image002Have just found this rather useful website, it contains photos of churches and chapels, some are old postcards which give an idea of what the churches looked like before the modern day encroached on them.

Take a look!