Church of St James, Fretherne with Saul - Stroud

Church said to date originally from 1140, with elements from C15 and C16. Enlarged and restored at different times in C19. Roof coverings, which vary from stone slate on some areas to concrete tiles on others, are in very bad condition. The rainwater goods need repairing and replacing where previous patch repairs have failed. The stonework of the tower is delaminated in places.

Church of St James, Fretherne with Saul - Stroud
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1090510
  • Local Planning Authority: Stroud
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • Locality: Saul
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • District / Borough: Stroud
  • Parish: Fretherne with Saul
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Stroud
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA