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Consett, County Durham

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Churches in Blackhill.

Former chapel on Front Street. My appreciation to Howard Richter, who has identified this as pre-1900 Wesleyan Methodist. NZ 108 507. It was replaced by a larger, and now-demolished church on Middle Street, and which is now a block of commercial premises, shown on a Google Streetview - here. There must be photos of this church out there.... Mike Berrell (2012). Howard has drawn my attention to a postcard for sale on bay, which offers a glimpse of this second church - see here and scroll down. Use the magnifier to zoom in on the church, which is above the "tre" of Street in the caption. Of course how long this will be available to view is anyone's guess.

Christ Church (previously incorrectly identified as the Baptist Church) on Parliament Street. NZ 107 510. Dave Foreman. Thanks to Dominic Haney for the correction. Another view, Alan Blacklock. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012).

Gospel Hall on Front Street. This was previously a Primitive Methodist Chapel - see the next entry. NZ 1079 5063. Dave Foreman. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012).

Methodist Church (1970) on Station Road. NZ 1105 5079. Mike Berrell (2012). Link. The church was built on the site of a Primitive Methodist Church, the third locally. The first one was on Trafalgar Street, where the public library now stands (NZ 1084 5093). It was in use from 1845 until 1864 when the congregation moved to new premises - which is now the Gospel Hall (see above) - and remained there until 1913. The next Chapel was in use from 1913 until 1970, when the present church replaced it. A photo and an illustration of this church are available here.

Pope Pius X Church (RC, 2009), on Essex Avenue, Moorside, NZ 087 493. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

St. Patrick (R.C.) on Victoria Road. NZ 108 510. Dave Foreman. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012).

Baptist Church on Durham Road. NZ 095 518. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Benfieldside Cemetery on Durham Road has two mortuary chapels, neither still in use. Chapel 1 and 2. NZ 101 517. Mike Berrell (2012).
Blackhill Spiritualist Church (SNU) on Railway Place. NZ 100 514. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
The former St. Aidan (1885 - ?) on Laburnum Avenue, Blackhill. Mike advises that it appears abandoned. NZ 101 516. Mike Berrell (2012).
Our Blessed  Lady Immaculate (R.C.) on Derwent Street. NZ 09 51. Bill Henderson. Link.
St. Andrew's U.R.C. on Durham Road, Blackhill. NZ 0951. Bill Henderson. Link.
Wesleyan Methodist Church on Durham Road, Blackhill. NZ 099 518. Mike Berrell (2012).




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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