Eastleach Martin

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Eastleach Martin
Peace of Christ Eastleach Martin.jpg
St Michael & St Martin, Eastleach Martin
Grid reference: SP202052
Location: 51°44’43"N, 1°42’29"W
Post town: Cirencester
Postcode: GL7
Dialling code: 01367
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
The Cotswolds

Eastleach Martin is a small village in Gloucestershire standing on the east bank of the River Leach, which separates it from the slightly larger village of Eastleach Turville. The two are joined by a stone road bridgea stone road bridge[1] and a stone slab clapper footbridge known as 'Keble's Bridge'.[2]

The most prominent building in the village is the old parish church, St Michael and St Martin, now closed for worship.

Also here is Eastleach House, with a formal garden and extensive grounds open to the public.[3] Eastleach Martin was also known as Bouthrop or Burthrop.

Keble's bridge across the Leach

St Michael & St Martin

The Church of St Michael and St Martin is of early Norman in origin. Today it is a Grade I listed structure,[4] It is however no longer used for worship, and is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.

The church was founded by Richard Fitz Pons, it was given to Great Malvern Priory in 1120, later passing to Gloucester Abbey. The present church is mostly of the 13th century; there is a Perpendicular-style font and it has some Decorated Gothic windows terminating in tiny carved heads, but the interior is relatively plain.

Outside links

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  1. National Heritage List 1341393: Road bridge over the River Leach (Grade II listing)
  2. National Heritage List 1341410: Keble's Bridge
  3. Official website of Eastleach House
  4. National Heritage List 1156545: Church of St Michael & St Martin