The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Barnard Castle on Wikipedia.

Barnard Castle School Chapel, on Newgate. NZ NZ 0590 1625. Alan Blacklock (2014). Link. Grade II* listed, wherein it's dated to 1910-11.

Christian Fellowship meets in the Parish Hall on Newgate, next to St. Mary's. It was seen by Streetview in 2017. Circa NZ 6507 1630. Link.

The remains of Egglestone Abbey, which stands on the bank of the Tees, south-east of the town. It was founded in the late 12th century as Premonstratensian. Following the Dissolution it was converted into a mansion, but was allowed to fall into ruin in the 19th century. Some additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. NZ 0625 1510. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.

Influence Church on Galgate, as seen by Streetview in 2016. Circa NZ 0510 1675. Link.

The former Meeting House on Queen Street, which Gerard advises was one of John Wesley's preaching venues. NZ 0514 1647. Gerard Charmley (2021).

Mortuary Chapel in the cemetery on Victoria Road. It was under repair when seen by Streetview in 2009. NZ 0540 1671. Its grade II listing has a better view of it, and dates it to 1859.

Newgate Primitive Methodist Chapel (1887) previously stood here. The date-stone from the chapel has been built into the new building, and an explanatory notice sits below it. A photo of the chapel itself can be seen here, on an external website. NZ 0514 1630. All Steve Bulman (2013).

St. Mary (R.C.) on Birch Road and Newgate. NZ 0537 1624. Alan Blacklock. Interior view, and the altar, both Mike Forbester. Link.

St. Mary the Virgin. Another view, and a fine doorway. NZ 0507 1627. All Steve Bulman. Interior view. Alan Blacklock. Grade I listed. Several tombs in the churchyard are listed separately here.

The former St. Mary's Church Mission (1901). The date-stone. Circa NZ 049 162. Both Steve Bulman (2013).

Trinity Methodist Church on Galgate, formerly Wesleyan. NZ 0493 1659. Alan Blacklock. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1894.

The former U.R.C. (originally Independent/Congregational) on Hall Street and Queen Street. Its upper windows have been boarded up relatively recently, as they were visible to Streetview in 2009, at which date the church may well have still been active. It pre-dates a map of 1858. Genuki mentions records for a Congregational Chapel dating back as far as 1806. NZ 0514 1646. Gerard Charmley (2021). Grade II listed.





27 October 2021

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