The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Bexley, Greater London
All photos © Dave Westrap.
Old Bexley Baptist Church. TQ 495 736.
St. James the Great (Blendon parish). TQ 474 737.
Previously in the "Unknown" section, this grade II listed building was (understandably) suspected of being a church. It stands close to the A2 at TQ 472 742. I'm grateful to Charles Amis and Janet Gimber for advising that despite it being known locally as Chapel House, it has never been a church. The spire was added to a cottage to make the view from the then new Danson House more interesting - this was in the 1770's. The view was obstructed in the 1960's when the A2 was made a dual carriageway. There's even a large stone in the garden which can be mistaken for a tombstone, but is in fact a cover for a well.
14 November 2015
© Steve Bulman