The Churches of Britain and Ireland

 

Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Billingham on Wikipedia.
 

Baptist Church on Cheviot Crescent. Another view. Although a date-stone says "1950", this link has "formed in 1942", perhaps implying an earlier building. NZ 455 233. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2.

Holy Rosary (R.C., 1960) on Sidlaw Road and Grosmont Drive. NZ 454 247. Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Leeholme Road and The Linkway. NZ 465 238. Two additional views - 1, 2. All Martin Richter (2011).

The demolished Methodist Central Hall stood at the North-East corner of The Green, at NZ 459 224. Photo link is to an external website. The architectural style is unusual, to say the least, and to my eye seems to owe something to Moorish influences. Built in 1932, it would be interesting to discover the architect. Demolished post-1989 ( the photo was taken in that year).

New Life Church (Pentecostal, Assemblies of God) on Low Grange Avenue. Another view. NZ 468 246. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link

North Billingham Methodist Church (1961-2) on Marsh House Avenue. Another view. NZ 463 251. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link1, which also has a photo of South Billingham Methodist Church on Station Road, at NZ 457 226. Link2.

St. Aidan (dedicated 1955, registers commence in 1956) on Tintern Avenue. Two further views - 1, 2. NZ 460 242. All Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2.

St. Columba (U.R.C., originally Presbyterian, 1956-7) on Marsh House Avenue. Another view. NZ 464 241. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link.

St. Cuthbert. NZ 458 223. Bill Henderson. The tower (showing a varied building history), porch, lych-gate, and a stone recording the new works of 1937,  all Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2 (which includes a plan and illustration of the church, presumably as it was before the 1937 extension - the reproduced document was published in 1928). Link3. Grade I listed.

St. John the Evangelist (R.C., 1961) on Central Avenue and Cowpen Lane. Another view shows the adjacent presbytery (close-up). There is also a school close to the church, part of which (according to the 1952 OS map) served as the church at that time. NZ 464 229. All Martin Richter (2011). Link.

St. Joseph (R.C.) on Low Grange Avenue and Neasham Avenue. Another view. The parish was created in the early 1960's (see link2 for Holy Rosary above, history page), so the church cannot pre-date this. NZ 470 248. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link.

St. Luke (built 1965) on Low Grange Avenue. Another view. NZ 471 251. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2.

St. Mary Magdalene on Whitehouse Road dates from ca. 1966 (baptism register on this link). Another view. NZ 447 243. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link.

The Spiritualist Church on Chapel Road was originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, which shows as such on the OS map of 1915. This link doesn't include it as an active Methodist Chapel in 1940, though it still shows as a "Ch." on the map of 1939. Can you advise the denomination at that time? Another view. There is a date-stone above the doorway, but it has been defaced to the point of illegibility. NZ 457 224. All Martin Richter (2011). Link.

 

 

 
 


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25 October 2015

Steve Bulman

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