Christ Church, Cheltenham

Recent Photograph of Christ Church (Cheltenham)

The approach to Christ Church, a gently ascent up Christchurch Road, is one of the most imposing vistas in Cheltenham; although it is partly obscured, but pleasingly so, in summer when the trees lining the sides of the road are in full leaf.

The parish registers for the church date from 1865, and the ecclesiastical parish created the following year.

Also of interest is that Christchurch Road, the approach to the church, was built as the ‘new road to Christ Church’ (according to an 1844 directory), but it wasn't formally accessible to the public until some 40 years later, in 1886 when according to the Cheltenham Examiner of 5th June ‘Christchurch Road with its well-planted trees has been opened’.[1]

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

[1] An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham, compiled by James Hodsdon.

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 1st July 2005.
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