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Clearwell Church - St Peter's

History and Heritage in or near Clearwell



This is considered by some as a "jewel" among an historic village and was designed by John Middleton as requested by the Dowager Countess Dunraven of Clearwell Castle and was opened in 1866. It is a fine example of mid 19th century "French Gothic" style as there is a mass of carving, coloured stone, brass and stained glass and a magnificent stencilled roof. The interior consists of courses of blue and red sandstone whereas the outer walls are faced with local sandstone and dressings of white bathstone. There is also a great deal of fine sculpture.


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GL16 8LF
O/S Ref: SO 571079

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Situated 2 miles south of Coleford, just off B4228. Take turning into village of Clearwell.

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