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Holy Innocents Church

Highnam Ct | The Old School, Highnam, Gloucester GL2 8DP, England
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Marvellous Victorian church

This is a famously unique church built by nearby landowner Thomas Gambier Parry in the 1850s. It... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Jocura
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
stunning interior

From the outside this looks unremarkable, until you enter! When your eyes get used to the dim... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
raymond d
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Highnam Ct | The Old School, Highnam, Gloucester GL2 8DP, England
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a famously unique church built by nearby landowner Thomas Gambier Parry in the 1850s. It ais a remarkable buidling both in and out, with the frescoes on the walls and ceiling, painted by Parry himself, well restored and preserved. An added connection is...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

From the outside this looks unremarkable, until you enter! When your eyes get used to the dim lighting as realise what's on the north wall. A mural of Christmas as he enters Jerusalem followed be a train of saints. Beautifully painted by a local philanthrapist...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are in the area it is Very well worth a visit to view the fantastic "Parry Murals" decorating the walls.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I live in the area and love the Charm and beauty of this church. It is stunning. The grounds are beautiful and I know they have started to open the church up. So if you are passing through, pop in!

Thank Par91
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Go inside and you will be rewarded by the richly decorated interior. Wall and ceiling paintings are stunning and the light filters through the glorious stained glass windows

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visited while at Highnam Court Gardens, it is famous for its frescoes on the walls it it trying to raise money for amenities such as kitchen and toilets.

Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This beautiful church was such a pleasure to visit. The painted wall are incredible I am sure it would takes years to see everything contained in them. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Annieknig
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We were so privileged to be able to view this lovely church on our own, after contacting the verger for access. It is rare to find a building that was designed as a whole and has been left without further additions or embellishments. Both the...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This perfectly proportioned church is a real wonder. The walls are covered in gorgeous frescoes. The colours are bright and clear and the figures are beautifully painted. A quick walk across the field from Highnam Court.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is an absolute treasure of a church. I'm not overly religious but if I lived in Highnam I would go every Sunday to this one. It is absolutely beautiful inside. I never tire of it. Even if you are not religious you can't fail...More

Thank DeannaN5
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