Churchend, Charfield

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St James, Churchend
Grid reference: ST718911
Location: 51°37’5"N, 2°24’27"W
Postcode: GL12
Local Government
Council: South Gloucestershire

Churchend is a village in Gloucestershire, half a mile south of Charfield and three miles south-west of Wotton-under-Edge.

The old parish church stands here, from which the village is named. The church, St James, stands on a steep hillside overlooking a valley, and today it is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[1] It is a Grade I listed building.[2]

The church originates from the 13th century. It was largely rebuilt in the 15th century, using money from the local wool trade. During the 18th century the industry moved into the valley, isolating the church. It was repaired during the 1970s.

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  1. St James' Church, Charfield, Gloucestershire: Churches Conservation Trust]
  2. National Heritage List 1321189: Church of St James, Charfield