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St Michael

This enchanting little church, stepped down the slope of a Cotswold hillside, is just as ancient as it looks and feels.

Duntisbourne Rous, Gloucestershire

Opening times

Church open daily.


Duntisbourne Rous

The saddleback tower that helps lend the building its timeless air is in fact comparatively recent, dating from only 1587.

The nave is the place to look for the origins of the church. Here there are two Saxon doorways and other distinctive Saxon workmanship: herringbone masonry and quoins with long and short stonework. All but one of the windows are small and narrow, adding to the age old feel of the building, and there are traces of early wall paintings.

The tiny crypt chapel below the Norman chancel has a small, unglazed round-headed east window to let in the morning sun. A medieval cross in the churchyard completes the idyllic scene.

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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