Church of St Peter and St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn - Forest of Dean

This church's tower with its tall shingled spire is a landmark on the Severn estuary; the tower dates from c1270, the timber-framed spire was added C14. Spire needed re-covering as the shingles had fallen and fixings had failed so that the steeplejacks could no longer safely carry out repairs. Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grant for Places of Worship awarded in December 2012, with the structure repaired in 2016. A second Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship was accepted to re-fix the shingles in 2018.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn - Forest of Dean
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Church of St Peter and St Paul
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1101724
    Local Planning Authority:
    Forest of Dean
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Peter and St Paul
    County:
    Gloucestershire
    District / Borough:
    Forest of Dean
    Parish:
    Westbury-on-Severn
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Forest of Dean
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA