South Gloucestershire                                                                                 Photos by Hetty

27th July 2018                            A visit with Stroud U3A Church History and Architecture Group

The Parish Church of St James the Elder is next to Horton Court, but some way from Horton village. There is evidence of a medieval village near the church

The church originated in the 12th century, was rebuilt in the 14th century with later alterations and restoration.


In the two storey porch is a rib vaulted ceiling with carved bosses


and capitals of minstrels and beasts

12th century font re cut in 17th century

Jacobean pulpit on 15th century base, reached by the rood stairs

Next to the church is Horton Court. This part of the house was built about 1521

There is a part that was built in the 12th century (next to the church)

The round head doorway is Norman

Italianate ambulatory built about 1528


Link to more U3A church visits

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