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Churches and Cemeteries

  1. About the Forest of Dean, GLS
  2. Abbey Dore, HER
  3. Abenhall, GLS
  4. Aberdare St John, GLA
  5. Abson St James, GLS
  6. Aldgate St Botolph's, LON
  7. Alverstoke St Mary's, HAM
  8. Ashton Cemetery
  9. Aston Ingham, HER
  10. Bagillt St Mary, FLN
  11. Bedwellty St Sannan, MON
  12. Beoley St Leonards, WOR
  13. Bermondsey St Magdalen, LON
  14. Billingham St Cuthbert, DUR
  15. Bilston Churches
  16. Birmingham Churches
  17. Birmingham Cemeteries
  18. Bishopswood, HER
  19. Bochrwd St Cynog's, RAD
  20. Bodfari, FLN
  21. Bolton St Peter, LAN
  22. Bradford St Nicholas, WIL
  23. Bradford St Peter, YKS
  24. Bream, GLS
  25. Bristol, city of
  26. Caerphilly St Martins, MGM
  27. Canewdon, ESS
  28. Cawnpore, India
  29. Chirk St Marys, DEN
  30. Cilcain St Mary, FLN
  31. Cinderford St John, GLS
  32. Christchurch Berry Hill, GLS
  33. Coleford Cemetery
  34. Cornwall Churches
  35. Crewe Christ Church
  36. Darlaston Wesleyan, STS
  37. Deane St Mary, Lan
  38. Derby Churches, DBY
  39. Dixton St Peter's, MON
  40. Drybrook, GLS
  41. Dudley St Thomas, WOR
  42. Dukinfield Cemetery, GTM
  43. Dymock St Mary's, GLS
  44. East Ham St Mary, LON
  45. East Stonehouse St George, DEV
  46. Eglwysilan St Ilan, GLA
  47. English Bicknor St Mary, GLS
  48. Farningham St Peter, KEN
  49. Feckenham St John, WOR
  50. Flaxley St Mary, GLS
  51. Flint St Mary, FLN
  52. Fownhope St Mary, HER
  53. Garth Road Cemetery, Merton, SRY
  54. Garway St Michael, HER
  55. Gateshead St Mary, DUR
  56. Gillingham, NOR
  57. Gloucester St Mary de Lode
  58. Goodrich St Giles, HER
  59. Hackney, LON
  60. Hanley St John, STS
  61. Heaton Norris, Christ Church, LAN
  62. Hereford Churches, HER
  63. Horton Kirby St Mary, KEN
  64. Hyde St Thomas, CHS
  65. Islington and St Panras Cemeteries
  66. Kempley St Mary, GLS
  67. Kidderminster St Mary, WOR
  68. Kimberworth St Thomas, YKS
  69. Ledbury, HER
  70. Linton St Mary, HER
  71. Littledean St Ethelberts, GLS
  72. Llanfihangel St Michael, MON
  73. Llanion Cemetery, PEM
  74. Longhope All Saints, GLS
  75. Lydbrook Holy Jesus, GLS
  76. Lydney St Mary, GLS
  77. Madley, HER
  78. Maldon St Marys, ESS
  79. Mitcheldean St Michael, GLS
  80. Monmouth St Mary, MON
  81. Mordiford, HER
  82. Moxley All Saints, STS
  83. Much Marcle St Bartholomew, HER
  84. Nantyglo, MON
  85. Newent St Mary, GLS
  86. Newland All Saints, GLS
  87. Newnham St Peter, GLS
  88. Old Buckenham All Saints, NFK
  89. Oxenhall St Anne's, GLS
  90. Parkend St Pauls, GLS
  91. Pontefract, YKS
  92. Portsmouth Churches
  93. Rawmarsh Cemetery, YKS
  94. Ross on Wye St Marys, HER
  95. Rotherham Minster, YKS
  96. Ruardean, GLS
  97. Shelsley Beauchamp, WOR
  98. Shoreditch, LON
  99. Smethwick, STS
  100. Soho St Anne's, LON
  101. Staunton All Saints, GLS
  102. Stepney St Dunstans, LON
  103. Stockport St Peter
  104. Tameside Cemeteries
  105. Taynton St Lawrence, GLS
  106. Tickenham Quiricus, SOM
  107. Tidenham, GLS
  108. Trevethin St Cadoc, MON
  109. Tutshill St Luke, GLS
  110. Upper Llanfrechfa, MON
  111. Upton St Leonards, GLS
  112. Upton Bishop, HER
  113. Viney Hill All Saints, GLS
  114. Walford, HER
  115. Wednesbury St James, STS
  116. Welsh Bicknor, HER
  117. West Bromwich Christ Church
  118. Weston under Penyard, HER
  119. Whitchurch St Candida, DOR
  120. Whitchurch St Dubricius, HER
  121. Wick, GLS
  122. Woodham Ferrers, ESS
  123. Woolaston St Andrews, GLS
  124. Yardley St Edburgha's, BIRM.
  125. Yorkley, GLS
Lydney St Mary the Virgin, Gloucestershire

Several generations of Burgums of the "FF" and "VV" family trees lived at Lydney in the Forest of Dean.

Lydney St. Mary the Virgin (picture above) is a large medieval church in the Early English style of architecture. Built of stone, it has a square western tower surmounted by a handsome spire (added in the early 14th century), with a clock and and a peal of 6 bells. It also has a nave, north and south porches and a chancel. It dates from the 13th century, although a church was recorded here in the 12th century and, almost certainly, in the Saxon period. The spire was rebuilt in 1784 and again in 1896.

The church was severely damaged by fire during the Civil War and remained without a roof until the 1660s when a major restoration took place.

Lydney church

Charles Taylor, vicar of Lydney at the time of the 1851 census recorded - "The Children assemble in the Schools Morning and afternoon on Sundays, but many of them live at distant parts of the Parish and only attend Church in the morning... We want £500 to re-pew the Church and we should have double the number in the congregation if you will send us the required... The present pews are awkward double exclusive pews."

There is a boys' and girls' school, educating about 250 children, hitherto supported by Charles Barthurst Esq. There are also places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. Here is also a mechanics' institute. Fairs are held on May 4th and November 8th, and a general wool and stock fair on 25th June.

Lydney was once known for its ironworks and tin-plate manufacturing, with nearby forestry, mining and quarrying. Lydney had a canel and railways serving an important harbour on the River Severn.

The three photographs below are-
(1) Lydney Baptist Church
(2) Catholic Church of St Joseph, Lydney
(3) Lydney reformed Church

(1) © Copyright Jonathan Thacker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. (2) © Copyright Jaggery and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence (3) © Copyright Pauline E and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The list below shows the baptisms, Marriages and burials that took place at English Bicknor St Mary.
Name Date Residence BMD Minister FT
John Burgum 31 May 1786 Lydney Burial Morgan Evans  
Rebecca Burcombe 24 Sep 1832 Lydney Burial H.C.H. Hawkins  
Mary Burgham 08 Feb 1840 Lydney Burial Charles Taylor VV
William Burgham 16 Apr 1841 Lydney Burial Frederick Stonhouse (1) VV
Thomas Burgham 08 Nov 1846 Lydney Baptism Charles Taylor (2) VV
Amelia Burgham 07 Aug 1851 Lydney Baptism Charles Field VV
Edwin Burgham 12 Jan 1853 Lydney Baptism   VV
Edwin Burgham 23 Feb 1853 Lydney Burial Charles Taylor (2) VV
Elizabeth Burgham 26 Feb 1854 Lydney Burial Richard Wright  
Elizabeth Burgham 28 Jul 1856 Lydney Baptism P=Richard + Elizabeth  
Hannah Burgham 02 May 1880 Lydney Burial John J. Trollope VV
Richard Burgham 29 Oct 1887 Lydney Burial John J. Trollope VV
William Burgham 03 Aug 1900 Lydney Burial J.C.E. Besant (4) VV
Edward J. Burgham 02 Dec 1900 Lydney Baptism J.C.E. Besant (4) VV
Edward J. Burgham 24 Dec 1900 Lydney Burial H.B. Parker (3) VV
Edward W. Bargham 31 May 1902 Lydney Burial J.C.E. Besant (4) VV
Elizabeth Burgham 31 Oct 1902 Lydney Burial H.B. Parker (3) VV
Richard W. Burgham 03 Dec 1904 Lydney Burial J.C.E. Besant (4) VV
Jane Burgham 17 Sep 1918 Lydney Burial H.B. Parker (3) VV
Jane Burgham 21 Feb 1920 Lydney Burial J.C.E. Besant (4) VV

(1) Frederick Stonhouse received his B.A. at Oriel College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1840.

(2) Rev. Charles Taylor was vicar of Lydney St Mary from 1838.

(3) H.B. Parker served as curate at Lydney St Mary. He went on the to become vicar of Upleadon, near Newent, in Gloucestershire.

(4) J.C.E. Besant served as vicar of Lydney St Mary for over 35 years. He accepted the living at Lydney in 1893. He was responsible for the repairs to the spire after it was damaged and fell during a gale in 1896. He was also responsible for the oak screen in the chancel and by the installation of new windows. He raised over £10,000 during his tenure. He resigned in September 1927 due to failing health, and moved to Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire with his wife and four daughters. He died in Northhampton Hospital in 1932; he was 81.

Click here for more about Lydney and some of the Burgums and Burghams who lived there.