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St. Mary's Church, Prestbury
St. Mary's Church, Prestbury

Prestbury church, dedicated to St. Mary, dates back to the 12th century. It is an ancient stone structure built in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, with a square embattled tower containing eight bells, the six heaviest of which was cast in 1748. The two lightest bells were first added in 1886 and recast in 1996. The church was restored in 1864, at a cost of over £3,000.

The church contains some tablets to the De-la-Bere family, who had their manor in near-by Southam.

Prestbury has a thriving community. St. Mary's with its sister church St. Nicholas, which is a modern addition to the west of the parish, provide the background to a wide range of events. There are four youth groups which meet regularly, all part of Prestbury and Pittvile Youth, a charity working with youth in the northern areas of Cheltenham.


St. Mary's Church
Mill Street
Prestbury
Cheltenham, GL52 5BQ

Website
www.prestbury.net

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admin@prestbury.net

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THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE

Cheltenham Racecourse is a famous horse racing venue. Situated under Cleeve hill, it host the world famous Festival in March, which is the highlight of the racing season.

CLEEVE HILL

As the highest point of the Cotswolds Cleeve hill commands magnificent views over Cheltenham. It is also an area of Special Scientific Interest because of its outstanding geological value.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH

Dating from the 12th century, St. Mary's Church is a fine medieval church. It has 8 bells, of which six come from the 18th century.

PRESTBURY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Founded in the 19th century as a congregational church for people of Prestbury of non-conformist faith, Prestbury URC has a thriving community.

PRESTBURY GHOSTS

Prestbury is the most haunted village in Gloucestershire and perhaps even in the UK. Dozens of ghosts roam its streets and appear especially at Christmas and Easter.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE-WARWICKSHIRE RAILWAY

Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Steam Railway, which leads from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse, was restored by volunteers and now offers a great day out for the whole family.

PRESTBURY SHOPPING

Shopping in Prestbury is a pleasant experience. High Street offers many independent shops as well as local convenience stores. The Burgage is home to a traditional grocery store and a hairdresser.

 

 

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