The Church is set in the heart of the village.  The name of the village, ending in ‘ington’, shows that there has been a settlement here for a thousand years or more.  The Domesday Book gives it the name ‘Trotintune’.  Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII, the village was part of the Manor and Parish of Tewkesbury, the church originally a chapel of ease to Tewkesbury Abbey.

Once the main road from Gloucester to Tewkesbury passed through Tredington, and it was along this ancient road, known as the Ridgeway, that Edward IV marched on May 3rd 1471, possibly spending the night at Tredington’s old manor house before his victory at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

The old manor house has now gone, but several of Tredington’s large houses date back to the 16th and 17th centuries;.Tredington Court (once known as ‘Hall’s Place’), Mill Farm (earlier known as ‘Lower Farm’), Manor Farm (also known as ‘Great House’), Tredington House, and Home Farm.

The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.  The main body of the church was built in the twelfth century, though it is possible that the chancel was partially rebuilt in the thirteenth century.

The bells of the church still call its parishioners to prayer; the ancient font is used for the pilgrims of the 21st century; the altar to receive the sacrament; and here couples come to be joined in marriage and the departed to be commended to God on their final journey.


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