The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Barnard Castle, County Durham
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.
The former Meeting House on Queen Street, which Gerard advises was one of John Wesley's preaching venues. NZ 0514 1647. © Gerard Charmley (2021).
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).
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
© Steve Bulman