Historic Standish

Historical Snippets

Standish was the first Ecclesiastical parish in the country, formed in 1205.

The body of Edward II rested overnight in Standish Church on its way to be buried in Gloucester Cathedral December 1327. Read story HERE

St Nicholas Church is dated 1188, but its foundations could be earlier.

The Vicarage was the first purpose built vicarage built for the Church of England.

The Red Well in Standish Park was said to have medicinal properties.

Standish Woods were cut down in 1914 to provide pit props for mining operations at the Front.

Further information from British History Online:  Standish, Gloucestershire

In 2004 Channel 4’s “Time Team” excavated a nearby field searching for a Roma Villa.  The episode was called “Time Team in Standish – Going Upmarket with the Romans”. The dig took place in the field next to the B4008 between the Village Hall and Little Haresfield. You can read more on the Village Hall section of the website HERE – which also contains a link to watch the programme on YouTube.

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